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# Debian/Ubuntu Packages for Epic5 and Amenesiac

If you can read this, welcome to my new server.

I've been setting a new Ubuntu 8.04 LTS based server, and I'm retiring the old Slackware server I've been using for the last year or so. Slackware is ok, but I just don't have the time to do upgrades. The occasonal "apt-get upgrade" when I need to deal with a security problem (like this week's openssl fiasco, thanks debian) is much prefered to either compiling from source or having to track down and fetch an updated package.

One of the things that I had to do myself was build epic5 packages. There are packages for epic4, but since I work on amnesiac I need to be able to use epic5. Since other people irc from this machine I like to provide a copy of the script in /usr/share/epic5/script. Given all that, it made sense to build a package for amnesiac as well.

I've automated the whole process, so updates to each should be easy. If you're the kind of person who likes to IRC, and you like to use a debian based distribution, and you like things that update automatically, you can benefit from my work. Just add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

  # epic5 and amnesiac packages
  deb http://darkstar.frop.org/debian/ irc epic5 amnesiac tsx
  deb-src http://darkstar.frop.org/debian/ irc epic5 amnesiac tsx

You will also need to add my gpg key to your keyring. You can do so with this command:

  curl http://darkstar.frop.org/debian/zwhite.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Finish everything up by running "sudo apt-get update" and you should be all set. The two new packages available are "epic5" and "amnesiac".

posted at: 2008 May 19 19:42 UTC | category: tech | (story link)

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