User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
lircd exits immediately and complains it cannot create the file /var/run/lircd/lircd.pid because the directory /var/run/lircd does not exist. Manually creating this directory leaves lircd unable to create the socket file /var/run/lircd/lircd for external programs to listen on because of SELinux policy.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start lircd (systemctl start lirc.service)
lircd exits immediately
lircd stays running as a daemon
After manually creating /var/run/lircd and adding a local policy module for lircd to create the socket, socket has permissions 0755, so applications cannot connect to it. Manually changing permissions to 0666 resolves this issue as well.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 656613 ***