How to get ircII-2.8.2

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Jan 18 21:36:34 PST 2010

On Jan 12, 2010, at 11:10, James Hozier wrote:

> I checked the MacPorts page for ircII but they only have the 2008
> version. I want the April of 1995 version because it's more stable
> and doesn't have the unnecessary features I don't need in the most
> recent version that MacPorts has.
> I tried compiling the source, but when I try to run 'irc' I get a
> 'Segmentation fault' and it will not run at all even though it
> compiled just fine.
> Anyone else have a similar problem?


I made you a new port for this version of ircII:

sudo port install ircii-classic

The segmentation fault seems to occur when ircII is compiled 64-bit; presumably they weren't testing for 64-bit systems back in '95. I forced the port to compile 32-bit and it seems to run now.

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