Getting Irssi

There are several ways you can get Irssi:

  1. Ready-Made Packages
  2. Compiling from Sources

Distributions’ Packages

Windows

Download setup.exe from Cygwin and select irssi during the package selection step. To start irssi, open MinTTY (link should be on your Desktop) and type irssi

Debian/Ubuntu

apt-get install irssi.
You may find more up to date version on Debian Backports

OS X

Install Homebrew, then
brew install irssi
You can also install Git with --HEAD

Gentoo

emerge irssi

SuSE

zypper in irssi.

You may find more up to date versions on openSUSE Package Search

ArchLinux

pacman -S irssi

Fedora/Red Hat

dnf install irssi or
yum install irssi

Solaris

pkg-get install irssi

Slackware

slackpkg install irssi

Sources

Latest release version: 0.8.19Downloads

See the included INSTALL file for building instructions

To verify the signatures:

gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys DDBEF0E1

You shouldn’t really trust this key without verifying its fingerprint. See it with gpg --fingerprint [email protected] and ask someone if it matches (eg. on #irssi).

gpg --verify irssi-0.8.19.tar.xz.asc

(This key is different from the one used to sign binaries of versions before 0.8.10. More gpg help can be found from GPG manual)

Development sources

Git – You can also get the development version. To check it out, run

git clone https://github.com/irssi/irssi

After check-out, you must run ./autogen.sh. It may be necessary to install additional packages. More information can be found on the wiki.

See also: Commit Log