[mythtv-users] Link for Lirc compile problems on newer kernels

Jon jon at sd-6.org
Tue Mar 20 13:29:31 UTC 2007

mike wrote:
> On Monday 19 March 2007 19:32, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 03/19/2007 10:01 PM, mike wrote:
>>>> I don't know anything about the instructions on the wiki, but the last
>>>> line quoted above is your problem.  It looks like you are using the
>>>> debian way to compile the lirc pack ...
>>> I appreciate your response, it doesn't work here for some reason. ...
>>> I built my running kernel myself, the "debian way", and I would think
>>> this should work.
>> I don't know about the debian way, but if done the right way, CVS LIRC
>> works fine.  ;)  I've been using 2.6.20 (and up) with LIRC (including
>> LIRC kernel modules) since the day 2.6.20 was released.  Before that, I
>> was using 2.6.18 (in various point releases) with LIRC, so I've been
>> using 2.6.18 and up on my Myth boxes since November of last year.
>> In all that time, I've done nothing special for the build (other than
>> downloading CVS versions of LIRC rather than released versions).
>> Mike "not a Debian user, so I can't give specific help, but only
>> encouragement" Dean
> Thanks for the encouragement, Michael...
> I got lirc installed from the CVS sources, bad news is - I have no idea why it 
> finally did.
> On to getting my Hauppauge remote to work, so far, no luck there either, but 
> something's gotta give.
> Thanks,
> Mike

I was able to build lirc cvs sources "The Debian Way".  Just grab the
latest source diff and apply it to your cvs tree, update debian/changlog
to reflect your version, and build.  IIRC I was still getting errors, I
had to replace some undefined constant with GFP_KERNEL for every module.

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