I need CWirc packaged

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calher

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CWirc was available in Trusty but is not available in Xenial.

Could somebody package it?

https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=cwirc&searchon=names&suite=
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What would you charge?

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You can probably use the .deb package http://myspace.voo.be/pcoupard/cwirc/debian/cwirc_2.0.0-0_i386.deb.

You could also build it from source, https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/CWirc here is a link to the tar file.

If you need any further help let me know, I'd be happy to help.

calher

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I already tried the deb.

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On 02/09, Caleb Herbert wrote:
> I already tried the deb.

And I'm guessing it didn't work because you were missing dependencies?
It wants xchat and xchat-common, which as discussed aren't in
Xenial/Flidas.

You can try to grab deb files for xchat and xchat-common, and any
dependencies of those, etc. One of two things will happen:
- eventually all dependencies are satisfied
- you hit a dead end where a Trusty package is compiled against a
different version of some library than the one in Xenial, at which
point you need to build these things from source or have them
repackaged for Xenial/Flidas

However, since cwirc seems intended for use with xchat, and since you
have not asked anyone to package xchat for you, just cwirc, I wonder if
perhaps you plan to use cwirc with hexchat? If this is correct, the
proper solution is to repackage cwirc to depend on hexchat and
hexchat-common instead.

Magic Banana

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XChat is actually absent from Trisquel 8's repository. I do not know why.

Beformed
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I think it doesn't come in the Ubuntu 16.04 repos. I also found that it has not being maintained since 2010, I think that would be enough reason to not include it.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2321458

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Yes, Xchat is dead. Long live the fork HexChat.

This plug-in is also dead, not having had any updates in 13 years. I couldn't even get it to compile due to what seems like bitrot.

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> XChat is actually absent from Trisquel 8's repository. I do not know why.

It's not in Trisquel 8 because it's not and Xenial, but what's weird is
that it's back in Bionic.

https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/xchat

If it was removed from Xenial because it's abandoned, I'm not sure why
it's back for Bionic despite there being no new release.

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https://blog.tingping.se/2018/03/02/when-distros-get-it-wrong.html

So yes; it's still not maintained. It's got security bugs that are not fixed. Move on to HexChat.

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Hexchat is what I use too!

Agree wholeheartedly that xchat is not to be used. I wondered why it was in trisquel 7, when it was said to have freedom issues. I forget where I read they had freedom issues...

https://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#XChat

Ah yes... look at the Xchat on here. I don't know if it still has those issues, but like you said its inferior.

Magic Banana

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It has not in Trisquel 6 and 7 (and it is absent from Trisquel 8): https://trisquel.info/issues/5994

calher

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I use HexChat too, but CWirc is the only program that allows people to
have CW Morse code conversations over the internet. There is a
proprietary program for Windows, but I won't use that.

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Inferior and not recomened is that a serious rumbling or disappointment,, is it gpl or variant to it that matches., gpl code...