This is the README file for LIRC, the Linux Infrared Remote Control package. The main documentation of this package is available in HTML format. Please refer to the file doc/html/index.html for more information. If you want to know what LIRC is and where you can get current versions of LIRC read the ANNOUNCE file. LIRC uses autoconf to make installation as easy as possible for its users. The INSTALL file describes generic installation instructions for packages that use autoconf. However you will only have to read this file if you want to do something unusual during the installation process which is described in the documentation very detailed. 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. Also at least read the "Updating from lirc-x.y.z" sections in the main documentation.