[mythtv] Unusual path to lirc config file breaks lircrcd

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 01:59:22 UTC 2006

On 8/25/06, Tino Keitel <tino.keitel at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Tino
> _______________________________________________

Does a simple symlink not suffice?


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