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python-lirc

LIRC extension written in Cython for Python 3 (and 2). I'm trying to get this into Debian

PyPI

Install

python-lirc is in the main repositories for Raspbian. If you're on a RaspberryPi you can just run:

$ sudo apt-get install python-lirc

Otherwise, download the latest relase from here and install with:

$ sudo dpkg -i python3-lirc_1.2.1-1_all.deb

Configure

You need a valid lircrc configuration file. For example:

$ cat ~/.lircrc
begin
  button = 1          # what button is pressed on the remote
  prog = myprogram    # program to handle this command
  config = one, horse # configs are given to program as list
end

begin
  button = 2
  prog = myprogram
  config = two
end

Use

$ python3
>>> import lirc
>>> sockid = lirc.init("myprogram")
>>> lirc.nextcode()  # press 1 on remote after this
['one', 'horse']
>>> lirc.deinit()

Load custom configurations with:

>>> sockid = lirc.init("myprogram", "mylircrc")
>>> lirc.load_config_file("another-config-file") # subsequent configs

Set whether nextcode blocks or not with:

>>> sockid = lirc.init("myprogram", blocking=False)
>>> lirc.set_blocking(True, sockid)  # or this

Building and Installing

If you want to install manually then you may also need to install cython and some dev libraries:

$ sudo aptitude install liblircclient-dev cython gcc \
  python{,3}-setuptools python{,3}-dev

Download, compile and install for Python 3 and 2.

git clone https://github.com/tompreston/python-lirc.git
cd python-lirc/
make py3 && sudo python3 setup.py install
make py2 && sudo python setup.py install

Or just install straight from PyPI:

sudo easy_install3 python-lirc
sudo easy_install python-lirc

Development

  1. Install the dev libraries as above.
  2. Make changes to lirc/lirc.pyx.
  3. Compile with make py3 && python3 setup.py build
  4. Test with python3 tests/tests.py
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