[arch-dev-public] Dropping LIRC kernel drivers

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Sat Jan 17 12:10:43 UTC 2015

On Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at 20:25:41, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Hi,
> This was discussed back in 2013 already [1]; we should drop the
> remaining LIRC kernel driver shipped with lirc and move it to
> [unsupported]. It has been declared dead by upstream in [2]. I am going
> to do that when bumping the lirc package to 0.9.2.
> There are two options:
> * Move the lirc package (which contains only the kernel driver) to
>   [unsupported] and keep the lirc-utils package (which is the official
>   LIRC project).
> * Rename the lirc-utils package to lirc and upload the lirc driver
>   package to the AUR under another name. I would suggest wpc87691, as
>   that is the only kernel module from lirc that is not included in the
>   kernel yet. This requires a news entry on the front page.
> [...]

I went with the second option. You can find the new lirc package in
[testing]. There are several other upstream changes in 0.9.2 which I
will mention to the announcement on the front page. If you need the
wpc8769l driver, please use lirc-wpc8769l from [unsupported].

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