Having just done a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04, I've installed IRSSI and Bitlbee as I did on my previous system, including following the instructions on the Bitlbee Community Documentation page. Both IRSSI and Bitlbee are working fine but each time I restart my machine, the local IRC server goes offline and does not restart automatically, meaning I have to reload xinetd before attempting to connect to localhost and use Bitlbee.
I don't recall having this problem previously and so don't have any past experiences to work from. I gather that I need to somehow tell the ircd to start each time Ubuntu boots but I'm not sure how to do that. I suspected it might be a case of setting up a command to run on boot in System > Preferences > Startup Applications, but I'm not sure which command would be most suitable. Perhaps the xinetd reload command or something better?
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, as always.
Discussion of EFnet's IRCDs (hybrid, ratbox, csircd)
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