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Re: Intent to package: eggdrop

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Johnie Ingram wrote:

> This software has served the #debian channel for over 9 months, and is GPL.
> >From the README:
>     Eggdrop is an IRC bot, written in C.  If you don't know what IRC is,
>     this is probably not whatever you're looking for!  Eggdrop, being a
>     bot, sits on a channel and takes protective measures: to keep the
>     channel from being taken over (in the few ways that anything CAN),
>     to recognize banished users or sites and reject them, to recognize
>     priveledged users and let them gain ops, etc.

This has been discussed before, after you proposed to do this on 'Mon, 17
Nov 1997 07:34:31 -0500'. The outcome was that it might be too dangerous
to package a program that can do as much damage as an IRC bot can do when
it is improperly configured. You might want to check out the discussion at

The consensus about this may have changed since then, so I'm not saying
you should not package it. However, think twice and discuss it on
debian-devel before you do so.


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