Bug 79798 - If epic is to replace ircii, it needs to answer to the name "irc"
If epic is to replace ircii, it needs to answer to the name "irc"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: epic (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
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Reported: 2002-12-16 16:56 EST by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-22 10:17:44 EST
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2002-12-16 16:56:43 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021119

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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to run /usr/bin/irc

Actual Results:  No such command

Expected Results:  Start IrcII

Additional info:
Comment 1 James Manning 2002-12-16 22:09:33 EST

The ircii package has been replaced with the epic package. epic is mostly
compatible with ircii scripts and includes more features than ircii.
Comment 2 H. Peter Anvin 2002-12-23 16:46:11 EST
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.

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