Getting Irssi

There are several ways you can get Irssi

Security information

Binary Packages


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


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


apt install irssi.


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


emerge irssi


zypper in irssi.

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

For SLES and SLED, you can also find irssi in the SUSE Package Hub


pacman -S irssi


dnf install irssi or
yum install irssi


pkg-get install irssi


slackpkg install irssi


pkg install irssi


nix-env -i irssi

If your system is not listed, you can still check your systems’ package manager or otherwise compile Irssi from source.

Build Service

The openSUSE Build Service is building Irssi release packages and Irssi git snapshot packages for Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, and openSUSE.

Release Sources

Latest release version: 1.2.3NEWS  

See the included INSTALL file for building instructions

To verify the signatures:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys '7EE6 5E30 82A5 FB06 AC7C 368D 00CC B587 DDBE F0E1'

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

gpg --verify irssi-1.2.3.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

Source on GitHub – You can also get the development version. To check it out, run

git clone

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

See also: Commit Log