No LIRC in

I bought a NUC to replace my raspberry, installed on it and a bunch of other stuff using docker only to find out once I finished migrating my configuration that it’s impossible to get the lirc component to work.
It would have been really nice if it was clearly mentioned in the docs so I would know before deciding to install hassio.

I have searched the forums but could only find people with the same problem without a solution.

Is this something that is being worked on for a future version or will there be an addon developed for the lirc component?