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== Installation ==
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== Installation 64 bit ==
  
 
=== Main binary ===
 
=== Main binary ===
Download the latest stable Linux binaries from here:
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Download the latest stable 64 bit Linux binaries:
  rm multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
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  rm -f multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/140/multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
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  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz
<!--
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or if you are feeling daring, get the latest nightly build from here:
 
wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://nightly.mtasa.com/?multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}-latest
 
-->
 
 
Unpack into a directory:
 
Unpack into a directory:
  tar -xf multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
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  tar -xf multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz
  
 
=== Default config ===
 
=== Default config ===
 
Download the default config files:
 
Download the default config files:
  rm baseconfig-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
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  rm -f baseconfig.tar.gz
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/140/baseconfig-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
+
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz
  
 
Unpack and move into the deathmatch directory:<br/>
 
Unpack and move into the deathmatch directory:<br/>
 
('''''Note:''' Only do this for new installations as it will overwrite any existing config files.)''
 
('''''Note:''' Only do this for new installations as it will overwrite any existing config files.)''
  tar -xf baseconfig-{{Current Version|full}}.tar.gz
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  tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
  mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}/mods/deathmatch
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  mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux_x64/mods/deathmatch
<!--
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 +
Change to the MTA server install directory:
 +
cd multitheftauto_linux_x64
 +
 
 +
=== Test ===
 +
You can now test if the server will start correctly:
 +
./mta-server64
 +
 
 
=== Default resources ===
 
=== Default resources ===
Download the latest default resources:
+
If you need the default resources:
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-r1016.zip
+
Download the latest default resources zip from http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/
(mtasa-resources-r1016.zip is an example. Check http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/ for the latest file name)
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and unzip into '''mods/deathmatch/resources'''
-->
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<br/>
 +
'''Make sure you are in the MTA server install directory when following this example:'''
 +
apt-get install unzip
 +
mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
 +
cd mods/deathmatch/resources
 +
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
cd ../../..
 +
 
 +
== Installation 32 bit ==
 +
 
 +
=== Main binary===
 +
Download the latest stable 32 bit Linux binaries:
 +
rm -f multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz
 +
wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz
 +
 
 +
Unpack into a directory:
 +
tar -xf multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz
 +
 
 +
=== Default config ===
 +
Download the default config files:
 +
rm -f baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
 
 +
Unpack and move into the deathmatch directory:<br/>
 +
('''''Note:''' Only do this for new installations as it will overwrite any existing config files.)''
 +
tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux/mods/deathmatch
 +
 
 +
Change to the MTA server install directory:
 +
cd multitheftauto_linux
  
 
=== Test ===
 
=== Test ===
You can now test if the server will start correctly, by entering the install directory:
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You can now test if the server will start correctly:
cd multitheftauto_linux-{{Current Version|full}}
 
 
 
and launching:
 
 
  ./mta-server
 
  ./mta-server
  
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Download the latest default resources zip from http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/
 
Download the latest default resources zip from http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/
 
and unzip into '''mods/deathmatch/resources'''
 
and unzip into '''mods/deathmatch/resources'''
For example:
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<br/>
 +
'''Make sure you are in the MTA server install directory when following this example:'''
 
  apt-get install unzip
 
  apt-get install unzip
 
  mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
 
  mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
 
  cd mods/deathmatch/resources
 
  cd mods/deathmatch/resources
  rm mtasa-resources-r*
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  rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-rINSERT_LATEST_NUMBER_HERE.zip
+
  wget <nowiki>http</nowiki>://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
  unzip mtasa-resources-r*
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  unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
  rm mtasa-resources-r*
+
  rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
cd ../../..
 +
 
 +
 
  
 
== Running with 32 or 64 bit Linux==
 
== Running with 32 or 64 bit Linux==
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  apt-get upgrade
 
  apt-get upgrade
  
== Running with 32 bit Linux ==
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===Troubleshooting===
===32 bit Troubleshooting===
 
 
* 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 32 bit Debian/Ubuntu 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 32 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
  
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  apt-get install libncursesw5
 
  apt-get install libncursesw5
  
* If you get a problem with such as "libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
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'''Note:''' If you experience this issue on a 64-bit machine while trying to run the 32-bit MTA server, then you should install the following package on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu machine (as root):
 
 
apt-get install libmysqlclient16
 
  
If that fails, download [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/libmysqlclient.so.16 libmysqlclient.so.16] and put it in '''/usr/lib/'''
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apt-get install lib32ncursesw5
  
== Running with 64 bit Linux ==
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You can find more 32-bit library alternatives on this page: [http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents].
===Debian 7 (wheezy) 64 bit===
 
Before running MTASA Server, use this command line for installation of 32 bit libs :<br/>
 
 
 
apt-get install lib32ncursesw5 lib32readline5
 
 
 
===Install 32 bit libs for your 64 bit distro===
 
For 64 bit Debian 6, this is achieved with:<br/>
 
''(Some 64 bit distros have 32 bit libs already installed for you. So this step might not be required)''
 
 
 
apt-get install ia32-libs
 
 
 
===64 bit Troubleshooting===
 
====64 bit Debian/Ubuntu====
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.", it can be solved on 64 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
 
 
 
apt-get install lib32stdc++6
 
 
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.", it can be solved on 64 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
 
 
 
apt-get install lib32z1
 
 
 
* 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/Ubuntu by doing this:
 
 
 
apt-get install lib32readline5
 
 
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libncursesw.so.5 cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on 64 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
 
 
 
apt-get install lib32ncursesw5
 
  
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== MySQL Troubleshooting==
 +
* If you are using the inbuilt MySQL functions such as [[dbConnect]] and [[dbQuery]], you will need to have '''libmysqlclient.so.16''' installed.
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
  
 
  apt-get install libmysqlclient16
 
  apt-get install libmysqlclient16
  
** If that fails, download [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/libmysqlclient.so.16 libmysqlclient.so.16] and put it in '''/usr/lib/'''
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If that fails:
 +
* For 32 bit Linux, download [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/modules/32/libmysqlclient.so.16 32 bit libmysqlclient.so.16] and put it in '''/usr/lib/'''
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* For 64 bit Linux, download [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/modules/64/libmysqlclient.so.16 64 bit libmysqlclient.so.16] and put it in '''/usr/lib/'''
  
**NOTE: If you are running the experimental MTA x64 server, you will need [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/x64/libmysqlclient.so.16 this file] instead:
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==[Optional] Installing and Configuring an External Web Server==
 
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Instructions on how to install and configure Nginx as an external web server for MTA is here: [[Installing and Configuring Nginx as an External Web Server]]
====64 bit CentOS 6====
 
* If you get a problem with such as "libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.", edit '''''/etc/yum.conf''''' and add this line:
 
multilib_policy=all
 
Then issue this command:
 
yum install compat-readline5
 
* Further 64 bit solutions can be found [http://forum.mtasa.com/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=35328#p367282 on the forums]
 
 
 
== MySQL Troubleshooting==
 
* If you are using the inbuild MySQL functions such as [[dbConnect]] and [[dbQuery]], you will need to have '''libmysqlclient.so.16''' installed.
 
* If you can't get '''libmysqlclient.so.16''' installed by conventional means, then try [http://nightly.mtasa.com/files/libmysqlclient.so.16 downloading the file from here] and copying it to your Linux server '''/usr/lib/''' directory.
 
 
 
==Cent OS Troubleshooting==
 
* If you are using Cent OS and you get something like /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by xmll.so) this can be resolved by doing downloading the archive [[http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/libstdc++-4.3.0-8.i386.rpm here]] and unpacking it with the following command:
 
 
 
rpm2cpio libstdc++-4.3.0-8.i386.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories
 
  
 
== Server crashes ==
 
== Server crashes ==
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  apt-get install gdb
 
  apt-get install gdb
 
*And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
 
*And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
  gdb mta-server -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run
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  gdb -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run --args mta-server -q
 
*Now wait for a crash. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
 
*Now wait for a crash. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
 
*When a crash occurs, do this command to get a module list:
 
*When a crash occurs, do this command to get a module list:
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  apt-get install gdb
 
  apt-get install gdb
 
*And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
 
*And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
  gdb mta-server -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run
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  gdb -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run --args mta-server -q
 
*Now wait for a freeze. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
 
*Now wait for a freeze. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
 
*When a freeze occurs, press ctrl-c to start gdb
 
*When a freeze occurs, press ctrl-c to start gdb
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*Save the output
 
*Save the output
 
*(To exit gdb, use the quit command)
 
*(To exit gdb, use the quit command)
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 +
== Automatic installer ==
 +
 +
=== Prerequisites ===
 +
Make sure you have bash, unzip, tar and wget available on your server.
 +
Also notice that for 64-bit servers the 64-bit binary will be installed, otherwise 32-bit binary will be.
 +
 +
=== Source code ===
 +
  #!/bin/bash -x
 +
  #==============================================================================#
 +
  #                                mtasa-install                                #
 +
  #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
 +
  #  This shellscript installs MTA:SA on your server. You can configure it and  #
 +
  #  modify it as desired, you can even improve it if you want.                  #
 +
  #==============================================================================#
 +
 
 +
  ARCH_TYPE=""
 +
 
 +
  getArchitecture()
 +
  {
 +
      if ((1<<32)); then
 +
          ARCH_TYPE="_x64"
 +
      fi
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  downloadFiles()
 +
  {
 +
      wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
 +
      wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  unpack()
 +
  {
 +
      tar -xf multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
 +
      tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  moveConfig()
 +
  {
 +
      mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}/mods/deathmatch
 +
      rm -rf baseconfig
 +
      cd multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  installResources()
 +
  {
 +
      mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
 +
      cd mods/deathmatch/resources
 +
      wget http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
      unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
      cd ../../..
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  clean()
 +
  {
 +
      rm -f ../multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
 +
      rm -f ../baseconfig.tar.gz
 +
      rm -f mods/deathmatch/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  main()
 +
  {
 +
      getArchitecture
 +
      clean
 +
      downloadFiles
 +
      unpack
 +
      moveConfig
 +
      installResources
 +
      clean
 +
 
 +
      if ((1<<32)); then # 64 bits
 +
          echo "Installation ready! Use ./mta-server64 to initialize server"
 +
      else
 +
          echo "Installation ready! Use ./mta-server to initialize server"
 +
      fi
 +
  }
 +
 
 +
  main # calling program entry point
 +
 +
=== Procedure ===
 +
To proceed with installation, save somewhere with read-write-execute access (777) the mtasa-install shell. Finally, proceed to execute it (./mtasa-install for example).
 +
 +
=== Alternative way to install server ===
 +
https://linuxgsm.com/lgsm/mtaserver/

Latest revision as of 14:43, 20 May 2018

Installation 64 bit

Main binary

Download the latest stable 64 bit Linux binaries:

rm -f multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz
wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz

Unpack into a directory:

tar -xf multitheftauto_linux_x64.tar.gz

Default config

Download the default config files:

rm -f baseconfig.tar.gz
wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz

Unpack and move into the deathmatch directory:
(Note: Only do this for new installations as it will overwrite any existing config files.)

tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux_x64/mods/deathmatch

Change to the MTA server install directory:

cd multitheftauto_linux_x64

Test

You can now test if the server will start correctly:

./mta-server64

Default resources

If you need the default resources: Download the latest default resources zip from http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/ and unzip into mods/deathmatch/resources
Make sure you are in the MTA server install directory when following this example:

apt-get install unzip
mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
cd mods/deathmatch/resources
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
wget http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
cd ../../..

Installation 32 bit

Main binary

Download the latest stable 32 bit Linux binaries:

rm -f multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz
wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz

Unpack into a directory:

tar -xf multitheftauto_linux.tar.gz

Default config

Download the default config files:

rm -f baseconfig.tar.gz
wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz

Unpack and move into the deathmatch directory:
(Note: Only do this for new installations as it will overwrite any existing config files.)

tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux/mods/deathmatch

Change to the MTA server install directory:

cd multitheftauto_linux

Test

You can now test if the server will start correctly:

./mta-server

Default resources

If you need the default resources: Download the latest default resources zip from http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/ and unzip into mods/deathmatch/resources
Make sure you are in the MTA server install directory when following this example:

apt-get install unzip
mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
cd mods/deathmatch/resources
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
wget http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
rm -f mtasa-resources-latest.zip
cd ../../..


Running with 32 or 64 bit Linux

Make sure your server libraries and stuff are up to date

On Debian/Ubuntu this is done with:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Troubleshooting

  • 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 32 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
apt-get install libreadline5
  • If you get a problem with such as "libncursesw.so.5 cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on 32 bit Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
apt-get install libncursesw5

Note: If you experience this issue on a 64-bit machine while trying to run the 32-bit MTA server, then you should install the following package on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu machine (as root):

apt-get install lib32ncursesw5

You can find more 32-bit library alternatives on this page: www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents.

MySQL Troubleshooting

  • If you are using the inbuilt MySQL functions such as dbConnect and dbQuery, you will need to have libmysqlclient.so.16 installed.
  • If you get a problem with such as "libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory", it can be solved on Debian/Ubuntu by doing this:
apt-get install libmysqlclient16

If that fails:

[Optional] Installing and Configuring an External Web Server

Instructions on how to install and configure Nginx as an external web server for MTA is here: Installing and Configuring Nginx as an External Web Server

Server crashes

If your Linux server crashes, please obtain a backtrace and post a report on our Bug tracker

To obtain a backtrace:

Do you have a core dump file in the the MTA server directory?

It's usually called 'core', and usually over 100MB, and looks something like this:

Core.png

If you have a core dump file in the the MTA server directory:

  • Install gdb. To install gdb on Debian, use this command:
apt-get install gdb
  • And from the MTA install directory do this command
gdb mta-server -c core
  • When gdb launches, do this command to get a module list:
i sh
  • And then this command to get a backtrace:
bt
  • Save the output
  • (To exit gdb, use the quit command)

If you do not have a core dump file in the the MTA server directory:

  • Install gdb. To install gdb on Debian, use this command:
apt-get install gdb
  • And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
gdb -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run --args mta-server -q
  • Now wait for a crash. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
  • When a crash occurs, do this command to get a module list:
i sh
  • And then this command to get a backtrace:
bt
  • Save the output
  • (To exit gdb, use the quit command)


Server freezes

If your Linux server freezes, please obtain a backtrace with thread information and post a report on our Bug tracker

To obtain a backtrace with thread information:

  • Install gdb. To install gdb on Debian, use this command:
apt-get install gdb
  • And from the MTA server directory start the mta-server like this:
gdb -ex "set print thread-events off" --eval-command run --args mta-server -q
  • Now wait for a freeze. (Ignore any weird screen output in the meantime)
  • When a freeze occurs, press ctrl-c to start gdb
  • Then do this command to get a module list:
i sh
  • And then this command to get a backtrace:
bt
  • And then this command to get thread information:
info threads
  • Save the output
  • (To exit gdb, use the quit command)

Automatic installer

Prerequisites

Make sure you have bash, unzip, tar and wget available on your server. Also notice that for 64-bit servers the 64-bit binary will be installed, otherwise 32-bit binary will be.

Source code

 #!/bin/bash -x
 #==============================================================================#
 #                                mtasa-install                                 #
 #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
 #  This shellscript installs MTA:SA on your server. You can configure it and   #
 #  modify it as desired, you can even improve it if you want.                  #
 #==============================================================================#
  
 ARCH_TYPE=""
  
 getArchitecture()
 {
     if ((1<<32)); then
         ARCH_TYPE="_x64"
     fi
 }
  
 downloadFiles()
 {
     wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
     wget http://linux.mtasa.com/dl/baseconfig.tar.gz
 }
  
 unpack()
 {
     tar -xf multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
     tar -xf baseconfig.tar.gz
 }
  
 moveConfig()
 {
     mv baseconfig/* multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}/mods/deathmatch
     rm -rf baseconfig
     cd multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}
 }
  
 installResources()
 {
     mkdir mods/deathmatch/resources
     cd mods/deathmatch/resources
     wget http://mirror.mtasa.com/mtasa/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
     unzip mtasa-resources-latest.zip
     cd ../../..
 }
  
 clean()
 {
     rm -f ../multitheftauto_linux${ARCH_TYPE}.tar.gz
     rm -f ../baseconfig.tar.gz
     rm -f mods/deathmatch/resources/mtasa-resources-latest.zip
 }
  
 main()
 {
     getArchitecture
     clean
     downloadFiles
     unpack
     moveConfig
     installResources
     clean
  
     if ((1<<32)); then # 64 bits
         echo "Installation ready! Use ./mta-server64 to initialize server"
     else
         echo "Installation ready! Use ./mta-server to initialize server"
     fi
 }
  
 main # calling program entry point

Procedure

To proceed with installation, save somewhere with read-write-execute access (777) the mtasa-install shell. Finally, proceed to execute it (./mtasa-install for example).

Alternative way to install server

https://linuxgsm.com/lgsm/mtaserver/