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== Installing and Running MTASA server on Linux ==
 
== Installing and Running MTASA server on Linux ==
 
{{Note|This article is only for developers who changed the server code, if you are looking for the precompiled server (for normal server owners). Go to: [http://linux.mtasa.com/ linux.mtasa.com] and see [[Installing and Running MTASA Server on GNU_Linux]]}}
 
{{Note|This article is only for developers who changed the server code, if you are looking for the precompiled server (for normal server owners). Go to: [http://linux.mtasa.com/ linux.mtasa.com] and see [[Installing and Running MTASA Server on GNU_Linux]]}}
  
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== Compiling on a 64 bit Linux ==
 
== Compiling on a 64 bit Linux ==
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Additional steps for compiling a MTA server on 64 bit Linux:
 
Additional steps for compiling a MTA server on 64 bit Linux:
 
===Install 32 bit libs for your 64 bit distro===
 
===Install 32 bit libs for your 64 bit distro===
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===64 bit Troubleshooting===
 
===64 bit Troubleshooting===
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* If you get a problem with such as "libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.", it can be solved on 64 bit Debian Squeeze  by doing this:
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.", it can be solved on 64 bit Debian Squeeze  by doing this:
  
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  rpm2cpio libstdc++-4.3.0-8.i386.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories
 
  rpm2cpio libstdc++-4.3.0-8.i386.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories
 
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== Preparing your system ==
 
== Preparing your system ==
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In order to build the Multi Theft Auto dedicated server, you will have to set up your system with the correct libraries and tools. How these are installed depends on your distribution.
 
In order to build the Multi Theft Auto dedicated server, you will have to set up your system with the correct libraries and tools. How these are installed depends on your distribution.
  
Our network module (net.dll or net.so) is distributed as a precompiled binary library. The file for GNU/Linux can be found inside the lastest Linux nightly from [http://nightly.mtasa.com/ here]. Use the net.so from 1.4 if you are compiling from the trunk, or the net.so from 1.3.x if you are compiling the 1.3.x branch. Be sure the read the top of ''MTA10_Server/version.h'' as it contains directions on how to compile the different build types.
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Our network module (net.dll or net.so) is distributed as a precompiled binary library. The file for GNU/Linux can be found inside the lastest Linux nightly from [http://nightly.mtasa.com/ here]. Use the net.so from {{Current Version|master}} if you are compiling from the trunk, or the net.so from {{Current Version|full}} if you are compiling the {{Current Version|full}} branch. Be sure the read the top of ''Server/version.h'' as it contains directions on how to compile the different build types.
  
 
=== Debian Linux ===
 
=== Debian Linux ===
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Includes derivative distributions such as Ubuntu.
 
Includes derivative distributions such as Ubuntu.
  
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* '''automake:''' contains the automake tools
 
* '''automake:''' contains the automake tools
 
* '''libtool:''' contains the libtool software required to build libraries
 
* '''libtool:''' contains the libtool software required to build libraries
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* '''libcurl3-dev:''' contains the cURL library (version 3 without SSL support)
 
* '''libcurl3-dev:''' contains the cURL library (version 3 without SSL support)
 
* '''libpcre3-dev:''' contains the PCRE library (version 3)
 
* '''libpcre3-dev:''' contains the PCRE library (version 3)
 
* '''libsqlite3-dev:''' contains the SQLite library (version 3)
 
* '''libsqlite3-dev:''' contains the SQLite library (version 3)
* '''libreadline5-dev:''' contains the readline library (version 5)
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* '''subversion:''' contains the SVN client used to check out our code repository
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* '''libreadline-gplv2-dev:''' contains the readline library (version 5)
 
* '''libncurses5-dev:''' contains software for controlling writing to the console screen
 
* '''libncurses5-dev:''' contains software for controlling writing to the console screen
 
* '''libncursesw5-dev:''' contains support for wide characters
 
* '''libncursesw5-dev:''' contains support for wide characters
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* '''default-libmysqlclient-dev:''' contains the MySQL library
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* '''git:''' contains the git client used to check out our code repository
 
To install these packages through apt, use the apt-get install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):
 
To install these packages through apt, use the apt-get install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):
  
  apt-get install build-essential automake libtool libcurl4-openssl-dev libpcre3-dev
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  apt-get install build-essential automake libtool
  apt-get install libsqlite3-dev libreadline5-dev subversion libncurses5-dev
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  apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev
  apt-get install libncursesw5-dev libsparsehash-dev libmysqlclient-dev
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  apt-get install default-libmysqlclient-dev git
  
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Note: On Debian 8 systems please use this: '''apt-get install build-essential automake libtool libreadline-gplv2-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libmysqlclient-dev git'''
 
=== Gentoo Linux ===
 
=== Gentoo Linux ===
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You will need the necessary build tools, headers and libraries. Because Gentoo’s portage system is designed to compile any packages on your own system, the necessary build tools will have already been installed. This only leaves you to install the necessary libraries:
 
You will need the necessary build tools, headers and libraries. Because Gentoo’s portage system is designed to compile any packages on your own system, the necessary build tools will have already been installed. This only leaves you to install the necessary libraries:
  
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* '''sqlite:''' contains the SQLite library
 
* '''sqlite:''' contains the SQLite library
* '''subversion:''' contains the SVN client used to check out our code repository
 
 
* '''curl:''' contains the cURL library; to compile with SSL support, apply the net-misc/curl ssl USE flag
 
* '''curl:''' contains the cURL library; to compile with SSL support, apply the net-misc/curl ssl USE flag
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* '''git:''' contains the git client used to check out our code repository
 
To compile and install these packages through emerge, use the emerge -v <package list> command. The -v option shows additional * * information and can be omitted. (If you want to use any USE flags, prepend emerge with USE="use flags here". You can also use the -pv option to verify that you’re using the correct flags.) Refer to the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&chap=1 Gentoo Handbook] or manual for more information on emerge.
 
To compile and install these packages through emerge, use the emerge -v <package list> command. The -v option shows additional * * information and can be omitted. (If you want to use any USE flags, prepend emerge with USE="use flags here". You can also use the -pv option to verify that you’re using the correct flags.) Refer to the [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&chap=1 Gentoo Handbook] or manual for more information on emerge.
  
 
Example:
 
Example:
  
  emerge -v subversion sqlite
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  emerge -v git sqlite
 
  USE=“net-misc/curl ssl” emerge -v curl
 
  USE=“net-misc/curl ssl” emerge -v curl
  
 
=== Fedora ===
 
=== Fedora ===
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You will need these packages to be able to successfully compile a MTA server on Fedora:  
 
You will need these packages to be able to successfully compile a MTA server on Fedora:  
 
* '''glibc-devel:'''
 
* '''glibc-devel:'''
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* '''curl-devel:''' contains the cURL library
 
* '''curl-devel:''' contains the cURL library
 
* '''pcre-devel:''' contains the PCRE library
 
* '''pcre-devel:''' contains the PCRE library
 
* '''sqlite3-devel:''' contains the SQLite library
 
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* '''readline-devel:''' contains the readline library
 
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* '''git:''' contains the git client to check out the source code
 
To install these packages through yum, use the yum install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):
 
To install these packages through yum, use the yum install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):
  
  yum install glibc-devel curl-devel pcre-devel sqlite3-devel readline-devel lua-devel subversion
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  yum install glibc-devel readline-devel git
  
 
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== General instructions for {{Current Version|master}} ==
== Compiling on 64-bit ==
 
The MTA:SA server currently cannot be properly compiled in 64-bit mode. Instead, you should compile it in 32-bit mode and run it using 32-bit compatibility mode (use the '''-m32''' flag as show below).
 
Also ensure you have cross compilers installed. On Debian this can be achieved with:
 
 
 
apt-get install gcc-multilib g++-multilib
 
 
 
 
 
== General instructions for {{Current Version|full}} ==
 
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'''Downloading the source.'''
 
'''Downloading the source.'''
  
First you need to download the source.
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First you need to download the source. Either clone as show below or [https://github.com/multitheftauto/mtasa-blue/archive/master.zip download a zip snapshot]
  
  svn checkout <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mtasa-blue.googlecode.com/svn/branches/{{Current Version|full}}/ mtasa-blue
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  git clone <nowiki>https</nowiki>://github.com/multitheftauto/mtasa-blue.git mtasa-blue
 
  cd mtasa-blue
 
  cd mtasa-blue
  
 
Then compile it thus:
 
Then compile it thus:
  
autoreconf -fiv
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  ./linux-build.sh
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib32/pkgconfig
 
  ./configure LDFLAGS="-m32" CPPFLAGS="-m32" CFLAGS="-m32" CXXFLAGS="-m32" $@
 
make
 
make -C MTA10_Server install
 
make -C Shared/XML install
 
 
 
Get the net.so like this:
 
 
 
wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://nightly.mtasa.com/?multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}-rc-latest -O multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}-latest.tar.gz
 
tar -xzf multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}-latest.tar.gz --transform 's:[^/]*:latest_nightly:'
 
mv latest_nightly/net.so MTA10_Server/output/
 
rm -rf latest_nightly multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}-latest.tar.gz
 
 
 
Copy config files:
 
  
cp MTA10_Server/mods/deathmatch/acl.xml MTA10_Server/output/mods/deathmatch/acl.xml
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Then copy the configuration files, network module and resources into '''Bin/server''' by running this command:
cp MTA10_Server/mods/deathmatch/mtaserver.conf MTA10_Server/output/mods/deathmatch/mtaserver.conf
 
  
Get resources:
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./linux-install-data.sh
  
svn export <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mtasa-resources.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ MTA10_Server/output/mods/deathmatch/resources
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And the resources and stuff should be downloaded and stuff. As well as the net_d.dll file.
 
 
And the server should be ready in MTA10_Server/output
 
  
 
=== '''Troubleshooting''' ===
 
=== '''Troubleshooting''' ===
 
Any errors during the compilation of json-c can be solved by calling autoreconf -fi from the json-c directory.
 
  
 
If you’re getting any unexpected errors while compiling, please check our [http://bugs.mtasa.com/ Bug tracker] or our [irc://irc.multitheftauto.com/ IRC channel]
 
If you’re getting any unexpected errors while compiling, please check our [http://bugs.mtasa.com/ Bug tracker] or our [irc://irc.multitheftauto.com/ IRC channel]

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Installing and Running MTASA server on Linux

[[{{{image}}}|link=]] Note: This article is only for developers who changed the server code, if you are looking for the precompiled server (for normal server owners). Go to: linux.mtasa.com and see Installing and Running MTASA Server on GNU_Linux

Preparing your system

In order to build the Multi Theft Auto dedicated server, you will have to set up your system with the correct libraries and tools. How these are installed depends on your distribution.

Our network module (net.dll or net.so) is distributed as a precompiled binary library. The file for GNU/Linux can be found inside the lastest Linux nightly from here. Use the net.so from 1.5 if you are compiling from the trunk, or the net.so from 1.5.6 if you are compiling the 1.5.6 branch. Be sure the read the top of Server/version.h as it contains directions on how to compile the different build types.

Debian Linux

Includes derivative distributions such as Ubuntu.

You will need the necessary build tools, headers and libraries, which are distributed through the following Debian packages (e.g. Debian Lenny):

  • build-essential: contains the necessary tools, headers and libraries to build applications
  • automake: contains the automake tools
  • libtool: contains the libtool software required to build libraries
  • libreadline-gplv2-dev: contains the readline library (version 5)
  • libncurses5-dev: contains software for controlling writing to the console screen
  • libncursesw5-dev: contains support for wide characters
  • default-libmysqlclient-dev: contains the MySQL library
  • git: contains the git client used to check out our code repository

To install these packages through apt, use the apt-get install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):

apt-get install build-essential automake libtool
apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev
apt-get install default-libmysqlclient-dev git 

Note: On Debian 8 systems please use this: apt-get install build-essential automake libtool libreadline-gplv2-dev libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev libmysqlclient-dev git

Gentoo Linux

You will need the necessary build tools, headers and libraries. Because Gentoo’s portage system is designed to compile any packages on your own system, the necessary build tools will have already been installed. This only leaves you to install the necessary libraries:

  • git: contains the git client used to check out our code repository

To compile and install these packages through emerge, use the emerge -v <package list> command. The -v option shows additional * * information and can be omitted. (If you want to use any USE flags, prepend emerge with USE="use flags here". You can also use the -pv option to verify that you’re using the correct flags.) Refer to the Gentoo Handbook or manual for more information on emerge.

Example:

emerge -v git sqlite
USE=“net-misc/curl ssl” emerge -v curl

Fedora

You will need these packages to be able to successfully compile a MTA server on Fedora:

  • glibc-devel:
  • readline-devel: contains the readline library
  • git: contains the git client to check out the source code

To install these packages through yum, use the yum install <package list> command as in the following example (execute as root):

yum install glibc-devel readline-devel git

General instructions for 1.5

Downloading the source.

First you need to download the source. Either clone as show below or download a zip snapshot

git clone https://github.com/multitheftauto/mtasa-blue.git mtasa-blue
cd mtasa-blue

Then compile it thus:

./linux-build.sh

Then copy the configuration files, network module and resources into Bin/server by running this command:

./linux-install-data.sh

And the resources and stuff should be downloaded and stuff. As well as the net_d.dll file.

Troubleshooting

If you’re getting any unexpected errors while compiling, please check our Bug tracker or our IRC channel