How To Install EggDrop

May 14, 2014

Eggdrop is the most advanced, most popular, and best supported IRC bot. If you’ve never used a bot before, you’ll find Eggdrop provides a staggering array of options for channel management, and can easily be expanded further to provide even more functions. The Eggdrop code is free for anyone to download and use. Some of the main features of Eggdrop include:

  • wget
  • tar zxvf eggdrop-1.8.3.tar.gz
  • rm -rf eggdrop-1.8.3.tar.gz
  • cd eggdrop1.8.3
  • ./configure
  • make config
  • make
  • make install
  • cd
  • cd eggdrop
  • pico eggdrop.conf (or use your favorite file editor)


If the config doesnt run as it should, and you see something like this:
Tcl cannot be found on this system.

Eggdrop requires Tcl to compile. If you already have Tcl installed on
this system, and I just wasn’t looking in the right place for it, re-run
./configure using the –with-tcllib=’/path/to/’ and
–with-tclinc=’/path/to/tcl.h’ options.
./configure –with-tclinc=/usr/include/tcl8.6/tcl.h –with-tcllib=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
gcc -v
make -v
make config

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