We should now compile LIRC but as I said before I never got it working without also compiling libftdi.
I downloaded and extracted ibftdi1-1.3 source code. Then:
cd libftdi1-1.3 mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/usr" ../
If everything is OK, we see:
... -- Building unit test -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: /home/robot/libftdi1-1.3/build
If everything OK:
... [100%] Built target test_libftdi1
sudo make install