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LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control README.

Copyright (C) 1996 Ralph Metzler <rjkm@thp.uni-koeln.de>
Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Christoph Bartelmus <lirc@bartelmus.de>
Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Jarod Wilson <jarod@redhat.com>
(according to GNU General Public Licence 2.0 or later)


This is the README file for LIRC, the Linux Infrared Remote Control package. The main documentation of this package is available in HTML format:

Updated versions of lirc is available using the website http://lirc.org.

Last version: 0.9.4b

Build and install.

More complete build and install instructions are available in the manual, the Installation chapter. The fast track:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Building the Debian package.

As of 0.9.4 the distribution contains a Debian source package. At the time of writing it builds on debian-jessie, debian-stretch, ubuntu-trusty and ubuntu-xenial.

Detailed instructions how to build .deb packages from the source package are in README.debian.md which is shipped with the debian sources.


If you are upgrading from an older version of LIRC take a look at the NEWS file which contains all user visible changes between releases. From the top:


0.9.4b 9/8/2016

Changes since 0.9.4a:

  • lircd-uinput: A multitude of fixes (#213, #211, #177). Adds new options.
  • lirc_client: Fix "Can't redirect irsend output" (#207).
  • lirc_client: Fix un-terminated buffer causing irsend crash (#216).
  • irrecord: Fix under-sized buffer causing crash (#208).
  • systemd: Add hardening options comments to services (#204).
  • lircmd: Options, udev examples and manpage update.
  • lib: Add missing Makefile.am dep, fixes parallel build failure (#210).
  • Remove a single python2 dependency [4e3c97c].
  • build: Don't define docdir - autoconf defines docdir (#215).
  • build: support runstatedir configure option (#212).
  • doc: Manpages and configuration guide fixes.
Source: README.md, updated 2016-08-10

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