On 29 Sep 2009, at 20:54, Matthias Schwarzott wrote:

On Dienstag, 29. September 2009, Helmut Auer wrote:
Hi list!

lirc starting from version 0.8.6, does use the socket /var/run/ lirc/lircd instead of /dev/lircd, so all apps not using liblirc_client need to be
changed. Else IR will not work in VDR.

There are two possibilities:
1. Shell code to check which of the two sockets do exist and adding
relevant command-line-parameter to vdr (--lirc=/var/run/lirc/lircd).
2. Patching VDR to check both pathes and using the existing one.

3. Change lirc to use /dev/lircd
In gen2vdr ( =gentoo ) I set:
LIRCD_OPTS="-o /dev/lircd"

in /etc/conf.d/lircd :)
Nice to know that it can be changed, but I have a big BUT:

Does irw and all other apps using liblirc_client then still work?
I doubt, as they have the new name compiled in.

I confirm irw does not work when using the '-o wherever' switch with lirc-0.8.6 (cvs from about a month ago). I guessed but was not sure it had something to do with a compiled-in patch.

I came across this issue when playing with an xbmc-pvr install. While debugging the install my work around was as 1. above.


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