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Fedora 29 & 30 problems with RXTX #263
While Fedora 28 and earlier are working fine, Fedora 29 has some quirks related RXTX (i.e. the serial port access). First, the lock directory comes with useless permissions:
so only root can create lock files there... (Kinda defeats the purpose of locking...) Temporary fix is
but this is reset by the system at boot, and possibly after some time. So it needs to be redone... (There is probably a better way...)
The AppImage version is affected by the first quirk, but not the second.
The long time fix is to replace RXTX. A short time work-around was presented above.
This is not a bug of IrScrutinizer, it is a bug of Fedora 29. Listing it here anyhow. (Really, it should go to HarcHardware, but probably no-one is looking there...)
Did some research:
The better, and intended, way is to use
This is a known bug in Fedora. Despite of being opened 2018-11-04 12:13 UTC and being "Severity: urgent" still open. Grrr. However, as I wrote