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Bug 79798

Summary: If epic is to replace ircii, it needs to answer to the name "irc"
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: H. Peter Anvin <hpa+redhat>
Component: epicAssignee: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2002-12-16 21:56:43 UTC
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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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How reproducible:
Always

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 2002-12-17 03:09:33 UTC
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/release-notes/x86/

<blockquote>
The ircii package has been replaced with the epic package. epic is mostly
compatible with ircii scripts and includes more features than ircii.
</blockquote>

Comment 2 H. Peter Anvin 2002-12-23 21:46:11 UTC
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.