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The easiest MIRC install ever. ''Updated to Z1''
===Included features===
# Automates the (usually annoying) Installation of Java ImageIO libraries.
# Port 80 access (default web port)
# Automatically starts at boot up and closes at shutdown.
====Important points====
* You need to use Ubuntu 10.04.x (Lucid), 10.10 (Maverick), or 11.04 (Natty)
* 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64) architectures are now supported
* Desktop and Server versions are both supported.
* Options:
** Official Ubuntu distros - http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/ubuntu-releases/ (or use a local mirror closer to you).
** Using a pre-built turnkey appliance can save some time - http://www.turnkeylinux.org/core
====First step====
Install Ubuntu (Lucid, Maverick, or Natty) 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.
====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.
Administrator access:
* username = admin
* password = password
====Manual startup and shutdown (rarely needed)====
From the command line:
To start the mirc server
  service mirc start
To shutdown the mirc server
  service mirc stop
To restart the mirc server
  service mirc restart
====What happens behind the scenes====
Installing the mirc package automatically installs
# The latest MIRC (currently Z1) into /usr/share/mirc/
# The sun-java6-jre package- this is the official Sun (Oracle) Java 1.6 JRE package, which lives in the partner repository.
# The jai-imageio-1.1 package - this is a package I created to automate the installation of the Sun (Oracle) ImageIO libraries.
# An Ubuntu Upstart script (mirc.conf) is installed - this automates the startup and shutdown of the MIRC server.
===Why did I bother?===
I've made these repositories to simplify the installation of MIRC on Linux (faster than Windows, and free).
At the very least 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. - timothy.john.phillips@gmail.com

Latest revision as of 22:10, 27 April 2013