Thank's Galen :-)
I typed 'cvs info' and got tons of info - just not what I needed. I'll fire up my VM and try the other way around :-) The lirc.org website says nothing about what revision it is or how to see it. When I check MythTv out, it always displays what revision it is - perhaps it is a part of the command for the co, I'll normally just paste the cvs instructions into my konsole...
I'm updating Lirc, the remote control software. It has been driving me nuts for three days now, and it turns out that -none- of the official tarballs work (with my test hardware an iMon Soundgraph VFD) - only the CVS... and I was looking, borking and trying -everything- (to the point of throwing the computer out the window ;-) .... all is fine now :-)
Now trying to figure out if PCLinux uses 'sysfs'. A udev rule is used and throws an error at boot every time. This setting has been active in the Lirc package forever and my guess is that it should be removed,
EDIT: Ah, 'info' - like the man pages! Been digging in the manpages and the infopages without any luck yet