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The easiest MIRC install ever. Updated to Z1
1.1 Important points
- You need to use Ubuntu 10.04.x (Luicd) 32-bit (i386). Not 64-bit (amd64)
- Official Ubuntu distro - http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu-releases/10.04.2/ubuntu-10.04.2-server-i386.iso (or use a local mirror closer to you).
- Using a pre-built turnkey appliance can save some time - http://www.turnkeylinux.org/core
1.2 First step:
Install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32-bit on a virtual machine or a real computer.
The following commands should be executed as root (or using sudo)
apt-get update apt-get -y install python-software-properties apt-add-repository 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner' apt-add-repository ppa:timothy-john-phillips/mirc apt-get update apt-get -y install mirc
You will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of Sun Java and then to ImageIO. Agree to it all.
2.1 Web access to the MIRC site
Point a web browswer at the IP address of your Ubuntu machine and you should see your new MIRC site.
- username = admin
- password = password
2.2 Startup and Shutdown
From the command line:
- To start
- service mirc start
- To shutdown
- service mirc stop
- To restart
- service mirc restart
2.3 Included features
- Automatically starts at boot up and closes at shutdown.
- JAI IO included.
- port 80 access (default web port)
2.4 What happens behind the scenes
- Installing the mirc-z1 package automatically installs two other packages
- sun-java6-jre - this is the official Sun (Oracle) Java 1.6 JRE package, which lives in the partner repository.
- jai-imageio-1.1 - this is a package I created to automate the installation of the Sun (Oracle) ImageIO libraries.
- the MIRC/CTP files are put into /usr/share/mirc/
- A linux bash script (CTP-start.sh) is installed in the /usr/share/mirc/ folder - this launches CTP/MIRC from whichever folder it is in.
- An Ubuntu Upstart script (mirc.conf) is installed in the /etc/init/ folder.
I've made these repositories to simplify the installation of MIRC on Linux. It eliminates the fiddling with Java Image IO tools. I plan to update it with each release of MIRC Zx.
Hope this helps someone. Appreciate any feedback. - firstname.lastname@example.org