On many irc networks, the eggdrop version included in portage 1.6.17-r2 doesnt
work right (on Quakenet for example), because the handle length is hardcoded in
the eggdrop.h of the eggdrop sources. It would be nice if someone could create a
patch raising that limit up to 15 characters. Before using the eggdrop from
portage i compiled one my own, and since i go for the portage one, it cuts down
all the handles down to 9, which is very annoying.
You will find the line which needs the change on line 63 of eggdrop.h.
#define HANDLEN 9
has to be changed to
#define HANDLEN 15
It is not a risk to define the handle by editing the sources, you can set a
limit in the config file later.
RFC1459 - Internet Relay Chat Protocol:
A client is anything connecting to a server that is not another
server. Each client is distinguished from other clients by a unique
nickname having a maximum length of nine (9) characters. See the
protocol grammar rules for what may and may not be used in a
nickname. In addition to the nickname, all servers must have the
following information about all clients: the real name of the host
that the client is running on, the username of the client on that
host, and the server to which the client is connected.
Also see Bug 86579.
ah ok, too bad, so we have to continue compiling it ourselves. every irc network
should stick to the nickname length rule :(
well maybe i will write a ebuild including a patch for that situation, so users
who need it can add it to their portage overlay.