irda-utils - IrDA management and handling utilities

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name irda-utils
Package version 0.9.18
Package release 12
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 269 B
Download size 95.77 KB
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This package contains userspace utilities to manage and handle infrared
devices. It includes irattach, findchip, irdadump, irdaping and irpsion5.
OBEX tools are removed since 0.9.5. If you need to use IrOBEX,
use openobex-apps package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
irda-utils_0.9.18-12_i386.deb 0.9.18 i386 Debian Main
irda-utils - - -


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debconf -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
kmod -
libc6 >= 2.7
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libpci3 >= 1:3.1.9-2
makedev -
udev -


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irda-tools -


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irda-common -
irda-tools -


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irda-common -
irda-tools -


Type URL
Binary Package irda-utils_0.9.18-12_amd64.deb
Source Package irda-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install irda-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install irda-utils




2012-06-04 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on kmod instead of module-init-tools.
Thanks Marco d'Itri for the heads up.
* Add etc/modprobe.d to debian/dirs so the directory
gets removed if empty (Closes: #670149)
* Add udev rules file to handle USB-IrDA adapters.
Thanks Thomas Trummer for the patch. (Closes: #577391)
* debian/postinst: call /dev/MAKEDEV instead of /sbin/MAKEDEV.
(Closes: #531670)
* debian/copyright: Link to correct GPL version
* init.d script: Add Description field.
Add irda-utils to Provides field. Add status option.
2012-03-05 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Moved diff patches to debian/patches
* Fix FTBFS with ld --as-needed. Patch by Matthias Klose.
(Closes: 609263)
* Add Italian debconf translation. (Closes: 605721)
* Add Polish debconf translation. (Closes: 662918)
2009-12-04 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch Depends order to udev | makedev. (Closes: #546868)
Thanks Guillem for the clarification.
* Added Russian po-debconf translation. 
Thanks Yuri Kozlov. (Closes: #541752)
* Bring changes from Anibal back (removed zlib1g-dev build dep)
[ Daniele Napolitano ]
* Made baud_rate configurable via /etc/default/irda-utils
(Closes: #508808)
* Made the init.d script use log_* LSB functions.
2009-06-01 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-9) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: renamed pciutils-dev to libpci-dev.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.1.
* Moved to debhelper compat 7.
[ Steve Langasek ]
* Per Debian bug #518247, drop 'alias irnet' from
/etc/modprobe.d/irda-utils.conf because it's never needed.
(Closes: #518247)
* debian/postinst, debian/postrm: rename /etc/modprobe.d/irda-utils to
/etc/modprobe.d/irda-utils.conf, as required by current
module-init-tools.  LP: #340873.
* debian/preinst: handle migrating the modprobe.d filename on upgrade.
* debian/preinst: remove config file for Linux 2.4 kernels on upgrade.
* debian/postinst, debian/postrm: drop obsolete handling of modutils.
[ Daniele Napolitano ]
* debian/postinst: remove call to update-modules, which was deprecated long
ago and is no longer shipped by module-init-tools.  LP: #340718.
* debian/postinst: invoke MAKEDEV, not /dev/MAKEDEV, since the latter is
2008-05-04 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-8.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build depend on libpci-dev. (Closes: #478382)
* Don't build depend on zlib1g-dev.
* Don't link with -lz anymore.
2008-04-17 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Corrected LSB headers in init.d script. (Closes: #474317)
Thanks Petter Reinholdtsen.
* Fixed debian/rules to fix FTBFS. (Closes: #475970)
Thanks Evgeni Golov.
2008-01-03 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
irda-utils (0.9.18-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Build findchip on amd64 too. (Closes: #458867)
* Downgrade setserial Depends to Recommends. (Closes: #456948)
* Updated watch file. (Closes: #449719)
* Added Portuguese po-debconf translation. 
Thanks Pedro Ribeiro. (Closes: #418936)
* Added Spanish po-debconf translation. 
Thanks Rudy Godoy Guillén. (Closes: #426199)
* Bumped Standards-Version to, no change.
* Removed /usr/bin from the list of dirs.
* debian/control: Updated Description, created Homepage field.
* Added smsc-ircc2 in the list of FIR devices, even when choosing
smsc-ircc would work also. (Closes: #435318)
* Added Pre-Depends on debconf.

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