Many people seem to be installing ZNC using some weird instructions and don’t ever upgrade after that. This is yet another unofficial install guide, but with this you should be able to upgrade too.

This is not the official install guide, if you are looking for that, click here. You will find these same instructions there too though.

Step 0: If you had already installed ZNC from source, go to the source directory and run make uninstall or sudo make uninstall if needed.

Thomas Ward has PPA which usually includes the latest version of ZNC for supported Ubuntu releases and this guide uses it.

  1. Install required package for adding PPAs: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
  2. Add the PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teward/znc
  3. Refresh list of packages in the repos sudo apt-get update
  4. If you had installed ZNC from Ubuntu repositories, now you could run sudo apt-get upgrade, otherwise finally install ZNC with sudo apt-get install znc.

ZNC is now installed. If you had it running before installing from PPA, you should restart it especially if it was different version than what the PPA has.

Now you can either (new ZNC user) run znc --makeconf to create config file and then (existing ZNC user) run znc and your ZNC starts listening on where you told it to listen.

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