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Updating Server Assets

We have an automated way for pulling down certain assets and maintaining parts of the server

The main script we use for this is eqemu_server.pl in the server folder

eqemu_server.pl is a required part of the server binary set.

World will download a fresh copy on bootup and then run the script to make sure no database schema updates need to be ran, it also does a handful of other very powerful things

EQEmu Server Menu

  • First start by going to your server directory and either running the script and going into the interactive prompt, or you can run commands to do things that you would like the script to do
[Update] No script update necessary...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>> EQEmu Server Main Menu >>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 [database]     Enter database management menu
 [assets]       Manage server assets
 [new_server]   New folder EQEmu/PEQ install - Assumes MySQL/Perl installed
 [setup_bots]   Enables bots on server - builds code and database requirements

 exit

Enter a command #>

Assets Menu

  • The assets menu will show a variety of options depending on what OS you are running the script on (Windows or Linux)

Example: perl eqemu_server.pl maps

 [maps]                 Download latest maps
 [opcodes]              Download opcodes (Patches for eq clients)
 [quests]               Download latest quests
 [plugins]              Download latest plugins
 [lua_modules]          Download latest lua_modules
 [utility_scripts]      Download utility scripts to run and operate the EQEmu Server
>>> Windows
 [windows_server_download]      Updates server via latest 'stable' code
 [windows_server_latest]        Updates server via latest commit 'unstable'
 [windows_server_download_bots] Updates server (bots) from latest 'stable'
 [fetch_dlls]                   Grabs dll's needed to run windows binaries
 [setup_loginserver]            Sets up loginserver for Windows

Asset Commands

Command Action
maps Download latest maps
opcodes Download latest opcodes (Patches for eq clients)
quests Download latest quests
plugins Download latest plugins
lua_modules Download latest lua_modules
utility_scripts Download utility scripts
setup_loginserver Windows Loginserver setup
linux_login_server_setup Loginserver setup for Linux

Database Maintenance Commands

Command Action
backup_database Back up database to backups/
backup_database_compressed Back up database (zip/tar) to backups/
backup_player_tables Backs up only player tables to backsup/
check_db_updates Checks for database updates manually (should not be needed)
check_bot_db_updates Checks for bot database updates manually (should not be needed)
remove_duplicate_rules Older databases used to have tons of duplicate rules - this can be ran to purge them for the new inheritance rules
drop_db_bots_schema Removes bot database schema

Updating Windows Binaries - Stable

  • perl eqemu_server.pl windows_server_download will download EQEmu development team approved 'stable' binaries - you can check the date on the files as to when they were built

Example:

[Copy] folder doesn't exist, creating 'updates_staged/'
[Update] No script update necessary...
[Update] Fetching Latest Windows Binaries...
[Download] Saved: (updates_staged/master_windows_build.zip) from https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Akkadius/EQEmuInstall/master/master_windows_build.zip
[Update] Fetched Latest Windows Binaries...
[Update] Extracting... ---
[Unzip] Extracting...
[Update] Installing :: common.lib
[Update] Installing :: eqlaunch.exe
[Update] Installing :: eqlaunch.ilk
[Update] Installing :: eqlaunch.pdb
[Update] Installing :: export_client_files.exe
[Update] Installing :: export_client_files.ilk
[Update] Installing :: export_client_files.pdb
[Update] Installing :: import_client_files.exe
[Update] Installing :: import_client_files.ilk
[Update] Installing :: import_client_files.pdb
[Update] Installing :: libeay32.dll
[Update] Installing :: libsodium.dll
[Update] Installing :: loginserver.exe
[Update] Installing :: loginserver.ilk
[Update] Installing :: loginserver.pdb
[Update] Installing :: luabind.lib
[Update] Installing :: queryserv.exe
[Update] Installing :: queryserv.ilk
[Update] Installing :: queryserv.pdb
[Update] Installing :: shared_memory.exe
[Update] Installing :: shared_memory.ilk
[Update] Installing :: shared_memory.pdb
[Update] Installing :: ucs.exe
[Update] Installing :: ucs.ilk
[Update] Installing :: ucs.pdb
[Update] Installing :: world.exe
[Update] Installing :: world.ilk
[Update] Installing :: world.pdb
[Update] Installing :: zone.exe
[Update] Installing :: zone.ilk
[Update] Installing :: zone.pdb
[Update] Done

Updating Windows Binaries - Unstable - Latest

  • perl eqemu_server.pl windows_server_latest - will download the latest compiled binaries from our AppVeyor CI integration

Example:

[Update] No script update necessary...
[Update] Fetching Latest Windows Binaries (unstable) from Appveyor...
[Download] Saved: (updates_staged/master_windows_build_pdb.zip) from https://ci.appveyor.com/api/projects/KimLS/server/artifacts/build_x86_pdb.zip
[Download] Saved: (updates_staged/master_windows_build.zip) from https://ci.appveyor.com/api/projects/KimLS/server/artifacts/build_x86.zip
[Update] Fetched Latest Windows Binaries (unstable) from Appveyor...
[Update] Extracting... ---
[Unzip] Extracting...
[Unzip] Extracting...
[Update] Installing :: eqlaunch.exe
[Update] Installing :: eqlaunch.pdb
[Update] Installing :: export_client_files.exe
[Update] Installing :: export_client_files.pdb
[Update] Installing :: import_client_files.exe
[Update] Installing :: import_client_files.pdb
[Update] Installing :: loginserver.exe
[Update] Installing :: loginserver.pdb
[Update] Installing :: queryserv.exe
[Update] Installing :: queryserv.pdb
[Update] Installing :: shared_memory.exe
[Update] Installing :: shared_memory.pdb
[Update] Installing :: tests.exe
[Update] Installing :: tests.pdb
[Update] Installing :: ucs.exe
[Update] Installing :: ucs.pdb
[Update] Installing :: world.exe
[Update] Installing :: world.pdb
[Update] Installing :: zone.exe
[Update] Installing :: zone.pdb
[Update] Done

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