IRC is used to get on-line Real Time Help.
Read first: https://www.debian.org/support#irc
To connect, you need an IRC client.
Debian IRC channels
The hostname irc.debian.org is an alias for irc.oftc.net. Most Debian IRC channels are on the OFTC IRC network:
#debian-au: Australian Debian users and developers chat
#debian-catalan: Debian en Català
#debian-cd: Discussion about development of the debian-cd package and the production and distribution of official CD and DVD images.
#debian-devel: Meant for discussions about the development of Debian. This channel is not a support channel. Asking support questions here is inappropriate.
#debian.de: German-language user channel, also developers.
#debian-devel-fr: French developer channel. Not a support channel.
#debian-gr: for Greek users. Για χρήστες που ομιλούν Ελληνικά κανάλι υποστήριξης
#debian-id: Indonesian Debian Users
#debian-ie: Irish Debian Users
#debian-in: Indian Debian Users
#debian-mentors: Meant for support for beginning developers. See also the debian-mentors mailing list.
#debian-nginx: Nginx packaging related discussions.
#debian-nl: for Dutch speakers. Voor ondersteuning in het Nederlands.
#debian-ro: Romanian Debian community and Romanian translators for Debian
#debian.se: Swedish Debian community
#debian.si: For Slovene speakers. Kanal za slovenske uporabnike.
#debian-uk: Debian in the UK (United Kingdom, not Ukraine); NOT a support channel.
How to create a new #debian-* channel
Join the chan you wish to create (e.g.: /join #debian-foo)
Register the chan with a proper description: /msg chanserv REGISTER #debian-foo <description>. You are automatically added as MASTER.
Add @debian-master as MASTER: /msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-master MASTER
Add @debian-chanop as CHANOP: /msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-chanop CHANOP
- Enjoy your brand new chan!
IRC/DpkgBot: #debian and #debian-next factoid bot
judd bot: #debian's window into the Ultimate Debian Database for package information
IRC servers: http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/networks/
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