Bug#850467: kodi: Wrong "device" path for lirc

Bálint Réczey balint at balintreczey.hu
Sat Jan 7 01:57:02 UTC 2017


2017-01-06 21:27 GMT+01:00 Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:27:05 +0100 Thomas Renard <cybaer42 at web.de> wrote:
>> kodi is hard coded to the wrong "device" path to lirc.
>> The binary tries /dev/lircd but the "device" (which is a socket!)
>> can be found at /var/run/lirc/lircd.
> Hi!
> lirc maintainer speaking... note that the /var/run/lirc/lircd path just is a
> default configuration value from a lirc user's point of view. Specifically,
> in scenarios with several remotes (e. g., one doing ir blasting) the path
> could be something else. So, even if changing the hardcoded default will
> solve Thomas's  problem, it will not solve all users.

Thanks for the comments!
I plan syncing the default device with lirc in the next upload to at leas cover
users with default configuration.

> A proper fix for this needs to be something accepted by upstream, I guess.

Kodi's build system allows setting the default device through a
./configure option
thus I think this does not have to be upstreamed.

Do you mean upstreaming a more complex device detection logic?


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