EPIC should be able to compile and run on almost any modern UNIX. Unpack the downloaded source, change into the EPIC source directory then run
configure sets up the software to be installed to
/usr/local. If this is not the case for you (ie, you are not the superuser compiling for the entire system) then you can run
configure with the
–prefix=/path/to/somewhere option, for example:
To compile EPIC, in the main source directory type:
This will compile the
epic (for EPIC4) or
epic5 (for EPIC5) and
wserv programs. Once the compilation has completed successfully, you can install them:
This will install all the binaries, scripts, man pages, and help files into the installation path.
Without a script pack, EPIC is a faithful replacement for ircII. This won't make you happy. You need to use a script pack. A script pack creates a different (better) user experience that will make you happy. Every script pack is different, because every user is different. Try a few and see what you like! Most scripts are very tweakable to suit your needs.