This release includes updated binaries that need to be applied to a version 1.5 server, and as before it resolves an exploit that can be used to crash servers.
Call Of Duty(tm)
Linux Multiplayer Server Code
Last update: 2005-1-14
!! IMPORTANT !!
Call of Duty(tm) Linux Server is NOT SUPPORTED by Activision(r) Customer
Support. Please do not call with any questions related to this free beta
product. There are other channels to aid you listed at the bottom of this
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2. Upgrading an existing Call of Duty(tm) Linux Server
3. Support Channels
4. FreeBSD Note
This document explains how to install the Call of Duty(tm) Linux server
You must have version 1.5 installed before installing 1.5b
Usage is very similar to Call of Duty(tm) and Return to Castle
Wolfenstein(tm)... many of the console commands, command lines, and cvars
MOD USERS: PLEASE READ...
It is recommended that any user modifications that have been
installed to the Call of Duty(tm) directory be removed before
installing this package. These modifications are not supported
by Activision(r) and may not be compatible with some of the new
features that are included.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH "LIBSTDC++.SO.5" ...
(This is a frequent-enough problem to merit discussion in the introduction.)
If you are reading this, it's probably because you tried to start your Linux
server and saw this message:
./cod_lnxded: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Call of Duty(tm) is a C++ program built with gcc 3.2.3, which means it needs
system library specific to gcc 3.2. Older Linux systems won't have
this installed, and we're starting to see newer Linux distributions that
don't have this either, since they are supplying an incompatible
gcc 3.4 version. The good news is that you can drop the needed library
into your system without breaking anything else.
Here is the library you need, if your Linux distribution doesn't supply it:
You want to unpack that somewhere that the dynamic linker will see it
(if you are sure it won't overwrite any files, you can even use /lib).
The brave can put it in the same directory as the game and run the server
Now the server will start.
2.Upgrading an existing Call of Duty(tm) Linux server
You must have 1.5 installed before installing 1.5b.
- Shutdown your existing Call of Duty(tm) server if it is currently running.
- Make a backup of your existing Call of Duty(tm) server's directory, just in
- Remove any mods you've installed. Incompatible mods left in an upgraded
server are among the most frequent bug reports!
- Unpack this archive in the games directory:
tar -xjvvf cod-lnxded-bins-1.5b.tar.bz2
- Now the server can be restarted, and should function as before, except
with the new patch fixes and features. You should experiment with readding
your mods one by one to see if any are incompatible with the new patch.
3. Support Channels
There are a LOT of knobs to tweak to customize and automate your server,
but it is beyond the scope of this documentation. Please refer to the
admin manuals for any Quake 3(tm) based Multiplayer game (including Quake 3
Arena(tm), Return to Castle Wolfenstein(tm), etc) for specifics.
There is a mailing list for discussion and support of Call of Duty(tm) and
Call of Duty(tm): United Offensive(tm) Linux servers. Hundreds of experienced
server admins and even some of the game's developers monitor this list, and
are eager to help with politely asked questions. Send a blank email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list, and list archives can be seen
Bug reports should NOT be sent to the list. We have a web-based
bugtracking system for this. If you don't report bugs there, we don't
promise to even be aware of them, let alone fix them! You can find the bug
4. FreeBSD users
This server is known to work on FreeBSD with the Linux binary compatibility
layer. If it doesn't, we consider it a bug and appreciate the report since we
won't necessarily be testing on FreeBSD ourselves. Please note, that as of
version 1.2, the server requires that you use the linux_base-8 package for
binary compatibility (it has a C++ runtime library we now need that previous
linux_base packages don't supply...alternately, see notes about libstdc++ in
this document's introduction if you can't or won't update linux_base).
This patch resolves an exploit that can be used to crash servers.