Not sure what's going on with my recent emails to the group. I haven't seen any come through in a while (submitted a man patch a few days ago and haven't seen that either).

Anyway, I'm working on the Ubuntu PPA.  Thanks for the pointer to the 0.8.5pre2 one, I'll take a look and see if there are any changes he made I should incorporate.

I'm hoping to have something published by the end of the week.  I'm waiting on my man patch to make it into CVS and for some help from the current Ubuntu package maintainer regarding the existing patches (I want to clean them up significantly).  If all goes well I want to get 0.8.6 into Ubuntu main after it's released.

Jarod/Christoph, did you get the man patch?  Should I re-send?


Jarno Suni wrote the following on 8/4/2009 2:14 AM:
On Mon, 03 Aug 2009 18:44:15 -0400
Jarod Wilson <> wrote:

But a package update 
is then going to wipe out your cvs bits, and leave detritus laying 
about, so its not really something I'd recommend.

Well, the only thing that I am aware that an update would overwrite is
the symbolic link at "/usr/sbin/lircd". But then again, you don't have
to update the package.

Anyway, I removed the lirc package, and now can start the CVS version
of irxevent and irexec without an error :) I don't know how the removing
of the package made it.

Still I have to make the directory /var/run/lirc/ after each boot to be
able to run lirc CVS. And a proper init script remains to be created
and activated for it in ubuntu. 

Typically, either run packaged versions or don't. 

Well, currently I have e.g. rawstudio and rawstudio-daily installed
from a PPA, and furthermore rawstudio installed from subversion. I just
have to be careful to start the version i want (and I never run them
simultaneously). But it is different case than lirc..

Fortunately, I know someone is working on 
0.8.6-cvs lirc packages for ubuntu that should be hitting a ppa near 

It would be nice to know more about it. I am only aware of

I run nothing but packaged versions myself, but then I'm the Fedora 
lirc package maintainer, so I just update 'em when I need to. :)