Steam update just killed my dedicated server 8(

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  1. hoover

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    Hi folks,

    I tried to update my dedicated server install today and following the update (which according to steamcmd worked ok), I can no longer find any rf2 executables in my rf2_dedi installation directory. Here's the log:


    rf2@rfactor2:~/steam$ ./steamcmd.sh +login anonymous +force_install_dir ~/.wine/drive_c/rf2_dedi +app_update 400300 +quit

    Redirecting stderr to '/home/rf2/Steam/logs/stderr.txt'
    [ 0%] Checking for available updates...
    [----] Downloading update (25 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 0%] Downloading update (2,097 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 15%] Downloading update (3,947 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 29%] Downloading update (5,219 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 39%] Downloading update (6,588 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 49%] Downloading update (7,831 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 59%] Downloading update (9,075 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 68%] Downloading update (10,443 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 78%] Downloading update (11,687 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 88%] Downloading update (12,931 of 13,269 KB)...
    [ 97%] Downloading update (13,269 of 13,269 KB)...
    [100%] Download complete.
    [----] Installing update...
    [----] Extracting package...
    [----] Extracting package...
    [----] Extracting package...
    [----] Installing update...
    [----] Installing update...
    [----] Installing update...
    [----] Installing update...
    [----] Cleaning up...
    [----] Update complete, launching Steamcmd...
    Redirecting stderr to '/home/rf2/Steam/logs/stderr.txt'
    [ 0%] Checking for available updates...
    [----] Verifying installation...
    Steam Console Client (c) Valve Corporation
    -- type 'quit' to exit --
    Loading Steam API...OK.

    Connecting anonymously to Steam Public...Logged in OK
    Waiting for user info...OK
    Update state (0x3) reconfiguring, progress: 0.00 (0 / 0)
    Update state (0x101) committing, progress: 0.00 (0 / 0)
    Success! App '400300' fully installed.



    But when checking the installation directory for any "exe" files, it's coming up empty (the dedi server used to live in Bni64/rfactor2 Dedicated.exe before the update)

    $ find . -name \*exe -o -name \*EXE | grep -i dedic
    rf2@rfactor2:~/.wine/drive_c$



    Any idea what could be wrong here?

    All the best & thanks in advance for any ideas,

    Uwe
     
  2. Nibiru

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    This may not help but Ill share anyway. I updated my server and all went fine. A couple of days later I went to download the McLarens. The server wanted to update windows so I let it. After the windows update I couldn't see my 2nd HDD which houses my servers. I could see the HDD in bios but not when logged in. I tried reverting windows back to old install that didn't work. I tried rolling back to a restore point and that didn't work. The HDD is only a few months old so I thought surely its not failing and I can see it in bios. So I reinstalled windows and bam the HDD could be seen. After that steamcmd failed to execute. I noticed the steamcmd.exe file size was 0. So I downloaded the steamcmd again and just put the exe in and all worked fine.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. hoover

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    PS: I managed to "fix" the issue by re-installing to a new directory using the "ForcePlatform" steamcmd parameter and then rsyncing the new directory's content to the old installation directory. Apparently all the vmods and packages are still there.
     
  4. hoover

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    @Nibiru thanks for the info mate, maybe I should have mentioned I'm running the dedi server on Ubuntu Linux using the winehq development branch... I thought this was clear from posting the steamcmd output, sorry for any confusion.

    OTOH it doesn't surprise me one bit that your windows update broke things... I guess that's par for the course these days for MS products. Which windows server version are you using?

    All the best, Uwe
     
  5. hoover

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    I think I was missing the "ForcePlatformType" flag in my steamcmd.
     

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