I'm new to lirc in general. I find lirc a very exciting project, as it
made me possible to use the IR remote controller on my AverMedia TV
I have the following problem with lirc, though: it's quite bad that one
has to specify the driver to use when one compiles lirc. This makes it
impossible to create a general binary package for it. Moreover, the
issues of using kernel modules makes this even more difficult.
For example, first I installed lirc-0.6.6-fr1 by using:
apt-get install lirc
but, this binary package is compiled only for the Pinnacle PCTV card,
thus I can't use it myself (as I have an AverMedia card). OK, I could
compile it by hand and forget about the RPM, but then all RPMs that
depend on lirc will miss it. For example:
apt-get install xawtv
will complain about missing lirc, while it's there (compiled & installed
by me under /usr/local).
Isn't it possible to compile everything necessary into a lirc binary
package? (Or possibly, is the --with-driver=any compile option to do
this job? Unfortunately I get a compile error with that.) And even if
so, how could one provide the kernel modules needed in a binary package?