So, I was using tircd, on Ubuntu 9.04, and it worked just fine, I installed the requirements with a simple
And all was well. Now, I’m back on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, (don’t ask, it’s a long story) and this doesn’t install quite so easily.
It was failing because Net::OAuth wasn’t installing, and _that_ was failing with:
Unable to load HMAC_SHA1 plugin at /home/karl/.cpan/build/Net-OAuth-0.19/blib/lib/Net/OAuth/Message.pm line 190.
Ok, but “cpan Digest::HMAC_SHA1” said that it was already up to date. I couldn’t for the life of me work out was wrong with this. Normally cpan just KNOWS, and it KNOWS BEST! Obviously one of these modules had a bad dependency somewhere.
Presto, Net::Twitter installs, and presto, tircd works, and presto, chucky’s alive!