[mythtv] Unusual path to lirc config file breaks lircrcd

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Sat Aug 26 01:47:41 UTC 2006


MythTV expects the lirc config file in ~/.mythtv/lircrc. All other
clients I know of use ~/.lircrc.

There exists a useful daemon called lircrcd that syncs the current lirc
mode between clients. Otherwise it can happen that simulatous running
clients are in inconsistent modes.

The lircrcd creates a socket to communicate with the other lircrcds.
The name of the socket is the name of the config file, with a 'd'
appended. So other clients will use ~/.lircrcd as the socket name, but
MythTV will use ~/.mythtv/lircrcd, so the lircrcd for MythTV can not
communicate with the other daemons.

It will be nice if MythTV uses the same name for the lircrc file as the
other clients: ~/.lircrc. This way, lircrcd will work out of the box
with MythTV.

I already patched my libmythui to use ~/.lircrc instead of
~/.mythtv/lirc and it works like a charm.


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