Bug 468552 - Escaping of input device names in /etc/sysconfig/lirc needed
Escaping of input device names in /etc/sysconfig/lirc needed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-lirc-properties (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-25 15:44 EDT by Vasile Chelban
Modified: 2009-11-22 05:05 EST (History)
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Description Vasile Chelban 2008-10-25 15:44:39 EDT
Description of problem:

LIRC_DEVICE variable value in /etc/sysconfig/lirc has to be aditionally escaped. At least '(' , ')' characters.
If lirc input device name does contain bash special caracters, lirc daemon fails to  start.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
In my case, I do have AverMedia 303P Studio TV Tuner. It's remote has dev/input interface, and name is "saa7134 IR (AverMedia M156 / Me".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gnome-lirc-properties, click Auto-detect, select from list "saa7134 IR (AverMedia M156 / Me". Select "close" button
2. in file /etc/sysconfig/lirc I have
3. Trying to run lirc daemon
Actual results:
# service lirc start
Starting infrared remote control daemon (lircd): /bin/bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `('
/bin/bash: -c: line 0: `ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 ; /usr/sbin/lircd --driver=devinput --device=name=saa7134?IR?(AverMedia?M156?/?Me'

Expected results:
#service lirc start
Starting infrared remote control daemon (lircd):           [  OK  ]

Additional info:

If I change LIRC_DEVICE line  in /etc/sysconfig/lirc manually to

lirc daemon starts and works as expected

I: Bus=0001 Vendor=1461 Product=a70b Version=0001
N: Name="saa7134 IR (AverMedia M156 / Me"
P: Phys=pci-0000:03:06.0/ir0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:03:06.0/input/input7
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event7 
B: EV=100003
B: KEY=40fc310 8214000000000000 0 2048000 18000004001 9e000000000000 ffc
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2008-10-27 13:38:01 EDT
Could have been potential security issues actually. Fixed upstream, should be fixed in:

Could you please test?
Comment 2 Vasile Chelban 2008-10-27 15:41:44 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> Could you please test?

Yes, the bug I mentioned is resolved. Input device name is properly escaped and it works for me. But new release of gnome-lirc-properties-0.3.1-1.fc10 has introduced another bug:

After running and closing gnome-lirc-properties, file /etc/sysconfig/lirc does contain:


in /var/log/messages:
Oct 27 21:26:19 chomper lircd-0.8.4a[8660]: could not open config file ''
Oct 27 21:26:19 chomper lircd-0.8.4a[8660]: No such file or directory

While daemon is running, remote keys are not working (due to incorrectly specified config file).

 If I change "''" to "" in /etc/sysconfig/lirc (at least for LIRCD_OPTIONS) and restart lirc service, keys start to work.
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2008-10-31 20:03:58 EDT
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:14:37 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 6 Vasile Chelban 2009-11-22 05:05:50 EST
Retested against gnome-lirc-properties-0.4.0-1.fc12 (available only on F12) - It's fixed there. Still unsure about F11 (0.3.1-4).

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