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1 fabian 1.7 README
2     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 segfault 1.1
4 fabian 1.7 Please at least SKIM this document before asking questions. In fact,
5     READ IT if you've never successfully set up an eggdrop bot before.
6     PLEASE! READ IT! If you haven't read this file, and ask for help
7 johoho 1.10 expect to be told to READ the README file first! or rtfm :)
8 fabian 1.7
9     Contents
10    
11     0 Important notice
12    
13     1 What is Eggdrop?
14     2 How do I get Eggdrop
15     2a CVS usage
16     3 Quick startup
17     4 Upgrading
18 guppy 1.12 4a From a pre-1.3 version to 1.6
19     4b From an older 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6 version to a newer one
20 fabian 1.7 5 Frequently Asked Questions
21     1. What do I do if I get the Error "User file not found"?
22     2. My Eggdrop won't run; It just says "Can't find your
23     hostname!"
24 guppy 1.20 3. What the Heck is Tcl?
25 fabian 1.7 4. My bot dies and the last entry in the logfile is "Received
26     terminate signal". What does that mean and can I prevent it?
27     5. My compile dies at the last minute with "LD fatal signal
28     11"!
29     6. Someone else set up a bot I don't like. Are there any
30     backdoors I can use to take their bot down?
31     7. What are modules?
32     8. Can I compile eggdrop without dynamic modules?
33     8.1 Do I still need to "loadmodule modules"???
34 guppy 1.19 9. Where can I get a pre-compiled Eggdrop for my computer?
35 fabian 1.7 10. I get "Makefile:3 : invalid operator" of some such thing
36     When I try to "make"
37     11. When I "tclsh scripts/weed <userfile> c" It barfs chunks at
38     me and dies.
39     12. I get "ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libtcl80.so.1" not found"
40     or "eggdrop: error in loading shared libraries /
41     libtcl8.1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file
42     or directory" when I try to start my bot.
43     13. I get a whole pile of "unresolved symbol 'Tcl_AppendResult'"
44     (or some other symbol) when I try to load a module.
45     6 Setting up a crontab
46     6a Setting up a crontab using autobotchk
47     7 Boring legal stuff
48     8 Mailing list
49     9 Documentation
50     10 Obtaining help
51    
52     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
53    
54     (0) NOTICE
55    
56     Please read this file carefully before trying to set up this
57     bot. Also, make SURE that you select your +n (owner) users
58     wisely! They have 100% access to your bot and account! ONLY
59     GIVE THIS POWER TO SOMEONE YOU TRUST COMPLETELY!!
60    
61     (1) WHAT IS EGGDROP?
62    
63     Eggdrop is an IRC bot, written in C. If you don't know what
64     IRC is, this is probably not whatever you're looking for!
65     Eggdrop, being a bot, sits on a channel and takes protective
66     measures: to keep the channel from being taken over (in the
67     few ways that anything CAN), to recognize banished users or
68     sites and reject them, to recognize privileged users and let
69     them gain ops, etc.
70    
71     One of the more unique features of eggdrop is its
72     "partyline", accessible via DCC chat, which allows you to
73     talk to other people lag-free. Consider it a multi-way DCC
74     chat, or a miniature IRC (complete with channels). You can
75     link up with other bots and expand the partyline until it
76     actually becomes something very much like IRC, in fact.
77    
78     Eggdrop is always being improved and adjusted because there
79     are bugs to be fixed and features to be added (if the users
80     demand them, and they make actually sense). In fact, it
81     existed for several years as v0.7 - v0.9 before finally
82 guppy 1.12 going 1.0. This version of eggdrop is part of the 1.6 tree.
83 fabian 1.7 A valiant effort has been made to chase down and destroy
84     bugs.
85    
86     This README file contains information about how to get
87     eggdrop, how to quickly compile the bot, what you may need
88     to do when upgrading from older versions, a list of
89     frequently asked questions about compiling, how to set up a
90     crontab, some boring legal stuff, info about the mailing
91     list (a great place to ask questions, and a good place to
92     report bugs also), some basics about CVS usage and some
93     channels where you might get help with eggdrop.
94    
95     The preliminary documentation is in "eggdrop.doc" and is
96     intended to be read after you have eggdrop compiled and set
97     up.
98    
99    
100     (2) HOW TO GET EGGDROP
101    
102 guppy 1.20 Before you can compile eggdrop, you need to have Tcl
103     installed on your system. Most systems should have Tcl on
104 fabian 1.7 them by now -- you can check by trying the command "tclsh".
105     If it works, you will be given a "%" prompt, and you can
106 guppy 1.20 type "exit" to exit the program. That means Tcl is on your
107     system. If tclsh doesn't load, then Tcl probably isn't on
108 fabian 1.7 your system, and you will need to ftp it. The best ftp site
109     is:
110    
111     ftp://ftp.scriptics.com/pub/tcl
112    
113 guppy 1.20 Tcl comes with the Slackware distribution of Linux. HOWEVER,
114 fabian 1.7 the one that comes on Slackware 3.0 is goofed up and you'll
115     have to re-install it for yourself to get it working.
116    
117 guppy 1.12 Currently, the 1.6 tree of eggdrop is developed at
118 fabian 1.7 eggheads.org. You can get the latest version of eggdrop from
119 guppy 1.18 ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/source/stable/
120 fabian 1.7
121     You might try www.eggheads.org for help and information.
122    
123    
124     (2a) CVS USAGE
125    
126     You might obtain the *very latest* version of eggdrop that
127     is still under development by using CVS. CVS means
128     'Concurrent Versions System' and is a tool for developers to
129     always keep source code up to date. Try 'man cvs' on your
130     shell for more information about CVS ;-)
131    
132     This intended only for users that know a fairly bit about
133     eggdrop. Be aware that the versions of eggdrop that you get
134     by CVS are still being developed, and may be buggy. The
135     Eggheads devteam will in *NO WAY* take any responsibility
136     for whatever might happen to you or your shell if you use a
137     CVS version of eggdrop.
138    
139     To obtain eggdrop over CVS, do as follows:
140    
141     (1) log into your shell
142     (2) type 'export
143     CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.eggheads.org:/usr/local/cvsroot'
144    
145     (3) type 'cvs login'
146     (4) press <enter> when it asks for a password.
147     (5) in your home dir, type 'cvs checkout
148 guppy 1.12 eggdrop1.6'
149     (6) in ~/eggdrop1.6, you should have a copy of the
150 fabian 1.7 latest CVS version of eggdrop.
151    
152     Notes:
153    
154     (1) you can 'cvs logout', but you don't need to.
155     (2) you don't need to go through this whole
156     process every time; if you want to get a CVS
157     version of eggdrop at a later time, you can just
158 guppy 1.12 'cd ~/eggdrop1.6' and type 'cvs update -A'.
159 fabian 1.7 (3) if you experience errors when using 'export',
160     you might be using tclsh as a shell. If so, try
161     using the command 'setenv' instead of 'export':
162     'setenv CVSROOT
163     :pserver:anonymous@cvs.eggheads.org:/usr/local/cvsroot'
164    
165     (3) QUICK STARTUP
166    
167     #### NOW INCLUDED IN 'INSTALL' - READ IT *AFTER* FINISHING
168     THIS ####
169    
170     (4) UPGRADING
171    
172 guppy 1.12 (4a) FROM A PRE-1.3 VERSION TO 1.6
173 fabian 1.7
174     #### BACK UP YOUR USERFILE ####
175    
176     We can't re-iterate this enough, if you are
177     upgrading, and you have even a slight possibility
178     of downgrading again later you will HAVE to back
179     up your userfile, or you will lose it. v1.3 of
180 guppy 1.19 eggdrop radically changed a lot of things.
181 fabian 1.7
182     There are many major changes between v0.9, v1.0,
183 guppy 1.12 v1.1 and v1.6 so PAY ATTENTION to this part if you
184     have a v0.9, 1.0 or 1.1 bot already. If you're just
185     starting out, you can skip this section.
186 fabian 1.7
187 guppy 1.12 to 1.6: * If you run sharebots, you will
188 fabian 1.7 need to upgrade them all at the same time because
189     of the new userfile format. Older bots will be
190     able to link in, but will not get or send a
191 guppy 1.12 userfile. MAKE A NEW CONFIG FILE from the example,
192     there are some radical extras.
193 fabian 1.7
194 guppy 1.12 from 0.9/1.0 to 1.6: * Just redo the whole thing,
195     absolutely everything has changed including
196 fabian 1.7 the userfile and config file formats.
197    
198 guppy 1.12 from 1.1/1.2 to 1.6: * You will likely want to redo
199     the config file, as much as changed. BACK UP!! You
200     will need to run 'tclsh scripts/weed/<userfile> c'
201     to convert your userfile from v3 (1.1/1.2) to v4
202     (1.3/1.4/1.5)
203 fabian 1.7
204 guppy 1.12 (4b) FROM AN OLDER 1.3/1.4/1.5/1.6 VERSION TO A NEWER ONE
205 fabian 1.7
206     If you followed the INSTALL file and did a 'make
207     install' (or 'make install DEST=<path>') after
208     'make', this will be pretty easy. Just upload the
209 guppy 1.12 new eggdrop1.6.xx.tar.gz file to the home dir of
210 fabian 1.7 your shell, gunzip and untar it, and type 'cd
211 guppy 1.12 ~/eggdrop1.6.xx'. Then, type './configure',
212     'make config' or 'make iconfig', 'make', then kill
213     the bot ('.die' on the partyline, or use 'kill' on
214     the shell) and 'make install' to the same directory
215     your bot is currently in. Then, you can just restart
216     your bot.
217 fabian 1.7
218 guppy 1.18 You should read through the new eggdrop.complete.conf
219     file for all the new options in Eggdrop 1.6.x if you
220     are upgrading from 1.3.x or 1.4.x. You can copy and
221     paste any of these settings into you current conf file
222     if you do not want to use the default settings.
223    
224 fabian 1.7 (5) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (or "Why doesn't this thing work?")
225    
226     1. WHAT DO I DO IF I GET THE ERROR "USER FILE NOT FOUND"?
227    
228     (1) Run eggdrop with the "-m" option (i.e.,
229 guppy 1.18 "./eggdrop -m mybot").
230 fabian 1.7 (2) Go to IRC and send "hello" to your bot (i.e.,
231     "/msg mybot hello").
232     (3) You will become an owner on your bot. You can
233     leave the bot running (nobody else will become a
234     master if they say "hello"), but in the future,
235     don't use the "-m" option when running the bot.
236    
237     2. MY EGGDROP WON'T RUN; IT JUST SAYS "CAN'T FIND YOUR
238     HOSTNAME!"
239    
240     Your machine is set up strangely, and eggdrop
241     can't figure out its network hostname. You can get
242     around this by setting an environment variable
243     called HOSTNAME.
244    
245     In sh or ksh:
246    
247     $ HOSTNAME=myhost.domain.edu
248     $ export HOSTNAME
249    
250     In csh or tcsh:
251    
252     % setenv HOSTNAME myhost.domain.edu
253    
254     It should work after that. You may want to bug
255     your system administrator to set up her /etc/hosts
256     file correctly, or add those above commands to
257     your '.login' file (sh or ksh: '.profile').
258    
259 guppy 1.20 3. WHAT THE HECK IS Tcl?
260 fabian 1.7
261 guppy 1.20 Tcl is a scripting language written by John
262 fabian 1.7 Ousterhout. It's much better than most "in-built"
263     script languages (like the one in ircII) and is
264     meant to be linked with anything needing a script
265     language. So I linked it with eggdrop. The file
266     "tcl-commands.doc" in the eggdrop directory
267 guppy 1.20 contains a list of the commands added to Tcl by
268 fabian 1.7 eggdrop. There are also several example scripts in
269     the scripts/ directory, and there are gobs of
270     scripts floating around on the ftp sites if you
271     like working by example (which is typically the
272     best way).
273    
274     4. MY BOT DIES AND THE LAST ENTRY IN THE LOGFILE IS
275     "RECEIVED TERMINATE SIGNAL". WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND CAN I
276     PREVENT IT?
277    
278     There's nothing you can do to prevent it. It means
279     the system administrator is killing the eggdrop
280     process. Most of the time, it's an automatic thing
281     that happens when the system is being rebooted, so
282     it's harmless. If you have a crontab running, the
283     bot will get restarted when the system is back
284     online. Occasionally the system administrator will
285     kill the bot manually -- for example, if he/she
286     doesn't want bots running on the system.
287    
288     5. MY COMPILE DIES AT THE LAST MINUTE WITH "LD FATAL SIGNAL
289     11"!
290    
291     This happens on Linux machines that have recently
292     been converted to ELF by upgrading to Slackware
293     3.0. Apparently Slackware 3.0 comes with a non-ELF
294 guppy 1.20 (a.out) Tcl library, and the compiler doesn't
295 fabian 1.7 handle that well. (It should give you an error;
296     instead it barfs.) Fixing it is tricky because
297     even if you recompile libtcl.a, the linker will
298     most likely find the "bad" one first, and your
299     work will be in vain.
300    
301     Here's a fix that's been floating around on the
302     eggdrop list:
303    
304     1. Recompile 'libtcl.a' for yourself, to
305     make sure an ELF librar is created.
306     2. Copy it into your eggdrop/src
307     directory, naming it 'libtcl2.a'.
308     3. Edit the Makefile and change the line
309     that says '-L/usr/lib -ltcl' to '-L.
310     -ltcl2'.
311     4. Recompile eggdrop.
312    
313     Also send hate-mail to the Slackware guy telling
314     him to stop messing up the libraries. He seemed to
315     assume that everyone would still want to compile
316     old-style (a.out) binaries.
317    
318     6. SOMEONE ELSE SET UP A BOT I DON'T LIKE. ARE THERE ANY
319     BACKDOORS I CAN USE TO TAKE THEIR BOT DOWN?
320    
321     No, there have never been any backdoors and there
322     never will be, so please stop asking. Every once
323     in a while, someone finds a way to exploit a bug
324     in eggdrop, but we fix these bugs as soon as we
325     find out about them. If you want to bring down
326     someone else's bot, you will not have my/our help.
327    
328     7. WHAT ARE MODULES?
329    
330     Modules are a way of adding extra C code from the
331 guppy 1.20 bot, much like Tcl scripts, without requiring the
332 fabian 1.7 bot recompiling, see doc/MODULES for more info.
333    
334     8. CAN I COMPILE EGGDROP WITHOUT DYNAMIC MODULES?
335    
336     Yes, you can, if ./configure detects that your
337     system CAN'T run modules it will setup 'make' to
338     link the modules in statically for you, you can
339     also choose this option if you can do dynamic
340     modules by typing 'make static'. You can also try
341     to compile dynamic modules on a static-only system
342     by typing 'make eggdrop'.
343    
344     8.1 DO I STILL NEED TO 'loadmodule modules' ???
345    
346     YES, when you compile statically, all
347     the modules are linked into the main
348     executable *but* they are not enabled
349     until you use loadmodule to enable then,
350     hence you get nearly the same
351     functionality with static modules as
352     dynamic modules.
353    
354 guppy 1.19 9. WHERE CAN I GET A PRE-COMPILED EGGDROP FOR MY COMPUTER?
355 fabian 1.7
356 guppy 1.19 It is HIGHLY recommended AGAINST using pre-compiled
357     Eggdrops from un-trusted sources. Eggdrop has been
358 fabian 1.7 a regular target for hacking and crashing.
359 guppy 1.19 Distribution of pre-compiled (binary) versions of
360 fabian 1.7 Eggdrop are the easiest way of hackers to provide
361     you with the easiest (and most dangerous) way of
362     gaining access to not only your bot, but to your
363     computer account directly. Don't advertise your
364 guppy 1.19 pre-compiled eggdrop binary sites on the eggdrop
365 fabian 1.7 list either =P
366    
367     10. I GET 'Makefile:3 :invalid operator' OR SOME-SUCH-THING
368     WHEN I TRY TO 'make'
369    
370     Try 'gmake'
371    
372     11. WHEN I 'tclsh scripts/weed <userfile> c' IT BARFS CHUNKS
373     AT ME AND DIES :(
374    
375 guppy 1.20 UPGRADE YOUR Tcl, you are probably using Tcl 7.5
376 fabian 1.7 or earlier, some of the commands in weed require
377 guppy 1.20 Tcl7.6 to run, so either upgrade it, or removing
378 fabian 1.7 the offending lines from you userfile (those
379     starting with '.' generally) and accept the loss
380     of that data.
381    
382     12. I get "ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libtcl80.so.1" not
383     found" or "eggdrop: error in loading shared libraries /
384     libtcl8.1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file
385     or directory" when I try to start my bot.
386    
387     './configure' is looking in the wrong place for
388 guppy 1.20 Tcl; it looks like it compiled with one version of
389     Tcl and tries to load another. Maybe your sysadmin
390     upgraded Tcl and didn't tell you. In that case,
391 fabian 1.7 you should just need to recompile your bot.
392    
393     Or maybe when upgrading he didn't clean the old
394 guppy 1.20 version of Tcl, and './configure' is looking for
395 fabian 1.7 the files in the wrong places, or trying to use
396     different versions of tcl.h and libtcl*. Smack
397 guppy 1.20 your admin and have him install Tcl properly ;) Or
398 fabian 1.7 try to:
399    
400     ./configure --with-tcllib=<path-to-tcl-lib>
401     --with-tclinc=<path-to-tcl-inc>
402    
403 guppy 1.20 tell configure where to look for the Tcl files.
404 fabian 1.7 try to look for them like:
405     for libtcl:
406 segfault 1.1
407 fabian 1.7 ls /usr/lib/libtcl*
408     ls /usr/local/lib/libtcl*
409 segfault 1.1
410 fabian 1.7 for tcl.h:
411 segfault 1.1
412 fabian 1.7 ls /usr/include/tcl.h
413     ls /usr/local/include/tcl.h
414 segfault 1.1
415 guppy 1.20 If everything else fails, try to install Tcl to
416 fabian 1.7 your home dir ;) (Suggested by dw@Undernet,
417     dw@lixom.nu)
418    
419     13. I get a whole pile of "Unresolved symbol
420     'Tcl_AppendResult'" (or some other symbol) when I try to
421     load a modules.
422    
423     POSSIBILITY A: see 12.
424    
425     POSSIBILITY B:
426    
427     Some of the standard libraries have been compiled
428     for static linking only on your machine, you have
429     3 options:
430    
431 guppy 1.20 (1) if it's your own machine, recompile Tcl using
432 fabian 1.7 dynamic linking by using './configure
433 guppy 1.20 --enable-shared' when you configure Tcl (not the
434 fabian 1.7 bot) and then remake, & reinstall
435     (2) if it's not you machine, you make have to
436     resort to 'make static' and 'make sinstall
437     DESTDIR=<dir>' to make and install your bot.
438     (3) if you are of a more aggressive sense of mind,
439     go beat the stuffing out of your admin for have
440     lame static libraries :)
441    
442     (6) SETTING UP A CRONTAB
443    
444     Eggdrop has become more stable with time, thanks mostly to
445     people reporting bug details and helping find places where
446     it crashes. However, there are still a -few- places where
447     things aren't perfect. Few if any things in life are.
448    
449     Also, most systems go down from time to time. These things
450     cause your bot to disappear from IRC, and you have to
451     restart it.
452    
453     The eggdrop source file includes a csh script called
454     'botchk' that will help keep the bot online. It will make
455     the machine check every ten minutes to make sure your bot is
456     still running. To use it, you have to add a line to your
457     crontab. First, edit 'botchk' and change the directory and
458     command line parameters so that it will be able to start up
459     your bot. Then, add this line to your crontab:
460    
461     0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/mydir/botchk
462    
463     If you don't want to get emails from cron, put this:
464    
465     0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * /home/mydir/botchk >/dev/null 2>&1
466    
467     Naturally, you need to change the path to the correct path
468     for botchk. If you've never used crontab before, here is a
469     simple way to add that line: Create a new file called
470     'mycron' and put the above line into it. Then, from your
471     shell prompt, type % crontab mycron That will create a new
472     crontab entry for you, with a line that runs botchk every
473     ten minutes. Botchk will then restart the bot when necessary
474     (and send you email informing you).
475    
476     (6a) SETTING UP A CRONTAB USING AUTOBOTCHK
477    
478     Included with your eggdrop is an eggdrop utility called
479     'autobotchk'. Using autobotchk is probably the fastest way
480     of creating your botchk and crontabbing it with just a few
481     required steps.
482    
483     To crontab your bot follow the following steps:
484    
485     (1) type 'cp scripts/autobotchk ..'
486     (2) type './autobotchk <eggdrop config file>'
487    
488     This will hopefully crontab your bot using the default
489     setup. If you want a list of autobotchk options, type
490     './autobotchk'. An example with options would be:
491    
492 fabian 1.9 ./autobotchk <eggdrop config file> -noemail -5
493 fabian 1.7
494     This would setup crontab to run the botchk every 5 minutes
495     and also to not send you e-mail saying that it restarted
496     your bot.
497    
498     (7) BORING LEGAL STUFF
499    
500 guppy 1.14 The eggdrop bot is copyright (C) by Robey Pointer. As of
501 fabian 1.7 January 1997, eggdrop is distributed according to the GNU
502     General Public License. There should be a copy of this
503     license in the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free
504     Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
505     02139, USA.
506    
507     As of eggdrop1.3.28 all changes made by the Eggheads
508     development team to the eggdrop source code and any related
509 guppy 1.14 files are copyright (C) by Eggheads. The source code will
510 fabian 1.7 still be distributed according to the GNU General Public
511     License as Robey Pointer did in the past.
512    
513     Releases previous to 1.0m were made using a different
514     licensing scheme. You may, at your option, use the GNU
515     General Public License on those versions (instead of the
516     license packaged with them) with my blessing. For any
517     versions bearing a copyright date of 1997 or later, you have
518     no choice -- you must use the GNU General Public License.
519    
520     The files "match.c", "net.c", and "blowfish.c" are exempt
521     from the above restrictions. "match.c" is original code by
522     Chris Fuller (email: crf@cfox.bchs.uh.edu) and has been
523     placed by him into the public domain. "net.c" is by me and I
524     [who?] also choose to place it in the public domain.
525     "blowfish.c" is by various sources and is in the public
526     domain. All 3 files contain useful functions that could
527     easily be ported to other applications -- the other parts of
528     the bot generally don't.
529    
530 guppy 1.20 Tcl is by John Ousterhout and is in no way affiliated with
531 fabian 1.7 eggdrop, and likely has its own set of copyrights and
532     whatnots.
533    
534     There is no warranty, implied or whatever. You use this
535     software at your own risk, no matter what purpose you put it
536     to.
537    
538     You didn't pay for it, so don't expect magic.
539    
540     (8) MAILING LIST
541    
542     There are currently a couple of mailing lists about eggdrop.
543 guppy 1.16 eggheads@eggheads.org is the one relevant for posts about
544 guppy 1.12 eggdrop 1.4 and up (and bug fixes, and suggestions, etc).
545 fabian 1.7
546     To subscribe to the eggheads mailing list, send email to:
547     eggheads-request@eggheads.org In the body of the message,
548     put "subscribe eggheads"; or go to
549     http://scrambled.eggheads.org/mailman/listinfo/eggheads
550    
551     ### DO NOT SEND ROBEY EMAIL ABOUT EGGDROP ###
552    
553 guppy 1.14 Robey is no longer developing the eggdrop code so don't bother
554 fabian 1.7 emailing him. If you have a serious problem, email the
555     eggdrop mailing list and it will get to the coders.
556    
557     Please, before posting to this list, see what things are
558     like, and when you do post, read over your post for
559     readability, spelling, and grammar mistakes. Obviously,
560     we're all human (or are we?) and we all make mistakes (heck,
561     look at this document! ;).
562    
563     Open discussion and debate is integral to change and
564     progress. Don't flame others over mere form (grammar and
565     spelling), or even substantive issues either for that
566     matter. Please read and follow the mailing list rules.
567    
568 guppy 1.19 The eggheads@eggheads.org mailing list is not dedicated to those
569 fabian 1.7 all too common questions we have all seen on other lists...
570     for example:
571    
572     "Why does my bot say this: Please edit your config file."
573     "How do I telnet my bot?"
574     "Where do I get eggdrop for windows??????"
575     etc..
576    
577 guppy 1.18 Technical questions, your thoughts or suggestions on new
578     features being added to Eggdrop, things that should be
579     removed or fixed, amazing problems that even stump the
580     guru's, etc... are what we want to see here.
581    
582     Bug reports should be sent to bugs@eggheads.org. Please read
583     and fill out the BUG-REPORT file in the doc directory.
584 fabian 1.7
585     (9) DOCUMENTATION
586    
587     We're trying to keep the documentation up to date. If you
588     feel that anything is missing here, or that anything should
589     be added etc, please email eggheads@eggheads.org about it,
590     thank you.
591    
592     (10) OBTAINING HELP
593    
594     There is currently no uniform channel in existence to
595     support eggdrop. At one time, such channels did exist, but
596     they most often deteriorate into a vanity channel, where no
597     one is willing to help.
598    
599     However, we'll list a few places here where you *might* get
600     help. Note though that we are not responsible for those
601     channels, or necessarily run those channels ourselves.
602    
603 guppy 1.15 Undernet - #eggdrop, #eggheads
604 guppy 1.17 EFNet - #egghelp, #eggfaq
605 guppy 1.13 IRCNet - #eggdrop
606 johoho 1.8
607     However, if you are going to ask some questions there, we can give
608     you some important advices:
609     - don't ask if you may ask or anyone awake, just ask and wait
610 tothwolf 1.11 - don't msg people without their agreement, if they know help and
611 johoho 1.8 have time, they will answer.
612     - don't repeat yourself. This will result in being kicked
613 guppy 1.19 - don't use !!, colors or only CAPITAL letters.
614 fabian 1.7
615     If there are any serious places that should be added, let us
616     know.
617    
618     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
619 guppy 1.14 Copyright (C) 1997 Robey Pointer
620     Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2001 Eggheads Development Team

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