FreeBSD 6.1 and Counter-Strike: Source Server (SRCDS)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri Nov 3 22:58:20 UTC 2006

someone is running this on my server if you like configs i can send it

On Fri, 3 Nov 2006, Jonathan Vomacka wrote:

> Hello all (again)
> I just e-mailed the list before and recieved a response on my last question 
> however I have one more problem (which seems to be the biggest for me). I am 
> trying to run a Counter-Strike: Source dedicated server off FreeBSD 6.1. I 
> previously had it running fine with CentOS but because BSD needs linux 
> binaries and such, i have run into a problem.
> First off I'd like to say that I already installed linux_base8 (or so i 
> think) and have enabled it in rc.conf. I installed the source dedicated 
> server files using hldsupdatetool (steams client) NOT the one provided by 
> /use/ports/games/linux-steam. I found that the steam client in freebsd ports 
> seems a bit outdated since steam doesnt use email and logins anymore to 
> install/update steam server files. There used to be a problem with the 
> hldsupdatetool which forced people to use the steam update tool in the ports 
> collection but I believe thats been fixed now because i ran it without any 
> problems (unless theres something i dont know).
> In any event to make a long story short, when I try to run srcds, it gives me 
> an error and refuses to run.
> For all those gameserver people out there and GSP's do you think you could 
> lend a hand? I know quite a few gameservers providers that run their source 
> servers on freebsd. Maybe im doing something wrong. Could someone walk me 
> through how to get source up and running starting from scratch on everything 
> I need to do/install in order for source to work?
> This is the error im getting when i try to run srcds
> chi01-043-36# ./srcds_i686 -game cstrike +hostport 27015 +ip 
> +maxplayers 12 +map de_dust2 +exec server.cfg +fps_max 600 -tickrate 100
> Failed to open bin/ ( cannot open shared 
> object file: No such file or directory)
> Thanks much in advance!
> I promise I won't try to bother the list anymore
> Kind Regards,
> Jonathan
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