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

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 12:04:16 UTC 2017

On 07/01/17 03:55, Alec Leamas wrote:

> Just syncing is of course the first, minimal step. But bottom line is
> that a lirc user could set the (typically secondary) device to anything,
> it's just a config file. So a compile-time setting will not make in the
> long run. Other apps e. g., mythTV has it as a runtime configuration,
> and that's the proper patch be it a part of a config file, the menu
> system or an environment variable.

Looking closer at kodi it turns out it has a -l /--lircdev CLI option. 
problem solved. This also means that thomas can walk-around the problem 
by configuring kodi instead of using the symlink.

Which means that the only thing thing required is to make kodi use 
/run/lirc/lircd as default, simplifying the normal usecase. I was 
mislead by the "hardcoded" statement. After all, nothing is hardcoded 
here, it's just a question of defaults.


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