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The easiest MIRC install ever. Updated to Z1

1 Installation

1.1 Important points

1.2 First step:

Install Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32-bit on a virtual machine or a real computer.

1.3 Commands

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 Usage

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.

Administrator access:

  • 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

  1. Automatically starts at boot up and closes at shutdown.
  2. JAI IO included.
  3. port 80 access (default web port)

2.4 What happens behind the scenes

  1. Installing the mirc-z1 package automatically installs two other packages
    1. sun-java6-jre - this is the official Sun (Oracle) Java 1.6 JRE package, which lives in the partner repository.
    2. jai-imageio-1.1 - this is a package I created to automate the installation of the Sun (Oracle) ImageIO libraries.
  2. the MIRC/CTP files are put into /usr/share/mirc/
  3. 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.
  4. 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. - timothy.john.phillips@gmail.com