How to Install Eggdrop on Debian Latest

Eggdrop is a popular IRC bot that has been in use for more than 20 years. It is designed to provide various chat functions and can be easily customized with Tcl scripts. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install Eggdrop on Debian latest.


To follow this tutorial, you need the following:

Step 1: Update the System

Before installing any new software, we need to update the system. Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Enter your sudo password and wait for the updates to complete.

Step 2: Install the Required Packages

Eggdrop requires Tcl, a powerful language that can be used to create scripts for Eggdrop. To install Tcl, run the following command:

sudo apt install tcl

Step 3: Download and Extract Eggdrop

Next, we need to download Eggdrop from the official website. Open a terminal and run the following command:


Once the download is complete, extract the archive using the following command:

tar -zxvf eggdrop1.8.4.tar.gz

Step 4: Configure and Compile Eggdrop

Navigate to the extracted directory:

cd eggdrop1.8.4

Now, run the configuration script:


If everything is successful, you should receive a message like this:

Configuration complete.  Type 'make' to build Eggdrop.

Next, run the following command to compile Eggdrop:

make config;make

Step 5: Configure Eggdrop

After compilation, Eggdrop will generate a binary file called eggdrop. We need to configure this file before we can run it. Run the following command:

./eggdrop -m

Enter the desired nickname for the bot and follow the prompts to configure it.

Step 6: Run Eggdrop

Once Eggdrop is configured, we can run it using the following command:

./eggdrop eggdrop.conf

This will start the bot and connect it to an IRC channel.


In this tutorial, we showed you how to install Eggdrop on Debian latest. You can now customize Eggdrop to your liking by creating Tcl scripts. Enjoy!

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