lircd -listen does not work

I just updated my mythtv frontend pc from opensuse 11.1 to 11.3.
Most things work fine, except lirc.
I am using lircd-0.8.7pre1[16596].
I have the following line in /etc/sysconfig/lirc to make lircd listen to port 8765.


The lirc startup script /etc/init.d/lirc translates the config file into this command:

/usr/sbin/lircd -d /dev/lirc0 -l 8765

For some reason, the lircd version which is shipped with opensuse does not handle the -l parameter correctly.
It assumes 8765 is a configuration file resulting in the following error:

could not open config file '8765'

As a workaround I edited the /etc/init.d/lirc file and removed the space after the -l parameter. So I can actually use lircd right now.
I did search the lirc mailing list and the opensuse forums but I could not find anyone else with this problem.
Do you think this is an opensuse problem or should I post this on the lirc mailing list?

Joep Admiraal