OK, I don't think you can build the "year 2003 version"
of ircii / BitchX on Ubuntu 14.04.
There is a "contemporary version" for Fedora,
included the upcoming Fedora 21 (release Dec 2014.)
Source package http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedo...6.fc21.src.rpm
If you tell which Ubuntu 14.04, you are using,
I will check the possibility of building an Ubuntu package:
→ Please tell the output from this command : $ uname -m