Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79798
If epic is to replace ircii, it needs to answer to the name "irc"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
IrcII was apparently omitted from RedHat Linux some time between 7.2 and 7.3.
This is extremely unfortunate, since IrcII is very much the standard (reference)
IRC client, and that a lot of programs use it as an IRC "engine", since it is
possible to drive it from stdin/stdout.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to run /usr/bin/irc
Actual Results: No such command
Expected Results: Start IrcII
The ircii package has been replaced with the epic package. epic is mostly
compatible with ircii scripts and includes more features than ircii.
If so, please consider this bug a bug in the epic package:
Need symlink /usr/bin/irc -> /usr/bin/epic
There are lots of scripts and programs that expect to be able to run "irc" and
have an ircii-compatible command line.