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FS#53357 - [lirc] Irexec systemd service fails to start on boot

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Luca De Feo (defeo) - Saturday, 18 March 2017, 01:05 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Friday, 09 June 2023, 23:40 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



The irexec.service fails to start on boot, because it runs before lircd.service. Starting manually after boot works ok.

Additional info:
* package version: lircd 1:0.9.4.d-1

Overriding lircd.service with:


and irexec.service with:


solves the problem.

Steps to reproduce:

- systemctl enable lircd.service
- systemctl enable irexec.service
- reboot
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Friday, 09 June 2023, 23:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed according to upstream ticket.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 18 March 2017, 01:20 GMT
These files come from upstream, not from Arch. You'll want to talk to them about it.
Comment by Luca De Feo (defeo) - Saturday, 18 March 2017, 15:20 GMT Comment by Luca De Feo (defeo) - Monday, 03 April 2017, 15:38 GMT
This has been fixed in the development branch of lirc (see linked ticket). The Arch wiki needs some refreshing, btw.
Comment by Alec Leamas (alec_leamas) - Tuesday, 04 April 2017, 12:28 GMT
The devel branch is quite a change, and cannot really be used to update 0.9.4d. However, I have pushed the patch for this issue also on the release-0_9_4 branch where it's available.

--alec (upstream maintainer)