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The easiest MIRC install ever. ''Updated to Z1''
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#REDIRECT [[Running CTP as a Linux Service]]
 
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===Included features===
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# Automates the (usually annoying) Installation of Java ImageIO libraries.
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# Port 80 access (default web port)
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# Automatically starts at boot up and closes at shutdown.
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===Installation===
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====Important points====
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* You need to use Ubuntu 10.04.x (Lucid), 10.10 (Maverick), or 11.04 (Natty)
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* 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) architectures are now supported
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* Desktop and Server versions are both supported.
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* Options:
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** Official Ubuntu distros - http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu-releases/ (or use a local mirror closer to you).
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** Using a pre-built turnkey appliance can save some time - http://www.turnkeylinux.org/core
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====First step====
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Install Ubuntu (Lucid, Maverick, or Natty) on a virtual machine or a real computer.
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====Commands====
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''The following commands should be executed as root (or using sudo)''
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  apt-get update
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  apt-get -y install python-software-properties
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  apt-add-repository 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner'
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  apt-add-repository ppa:timothy-john-phillips/mirc
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  apt-get update
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  apt-get -y install mirc
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You will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of Sun Java and then to ImageIO. Agree to it all.
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===Usage===
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====Web access to the MIRC site====
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Point a web browswer at the IP address of your Ubuntu machine and you should see your new MIRC site.
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Administrator access:
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* username = admin
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* password = password
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====Manual startup and shutdown (rarely needed)====
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From the command line:
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To start the mirc server
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  service mirc start
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To shutdown the mirc server
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  service mirc stop
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To restart the mirc server
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  service mirc restart
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====What happens behind the scenes====
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Installing the mirc package automatically installs
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# The latest MIRC (currently Z1) into /usr/share/mirc/
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# The sun-java6-jre package- this is the official Sun (Oracle) Java 1.6 JRE package, which lives in the partner repository.
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# The jai-imageio-1.1 package - this is a package I created to automate the installation of the Sun (Oracle) ImageIO libraries.
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# An Ubuntu Upstart script (mirc.conf) is installed - this automates the startup and shutdown of the MIRC server.
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===Why did I bother?===
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I've made these repositories to simplify the installation of MIRC on Linux (faster than Windows, and free).
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At the very least it eliminates the fiddling with Java Image IO tools.
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I plan to update it with each release of MIRC Zx.
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Hope this helps someone. Appreciate any feedback. - timothy.john.phillips@gmail.com
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Revision as of 02:50, 10 September 2011