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Bug 652236 - games-server/steamcmd - Steam Console Client
Summary: games-server/steamcmd - Steam Console Client
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-04-02 19:53 UTC by Conrad Kostecki
Modified: 2018-06-22 18:40 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Conrad Kostecki gentoo-dev 2018-04-02 19:53:38 UTC
Note: This is NOT the Steam desktop client!

SteamCMD is the successor of HLDSUpdateTool, the old dedicated server tool by Valve. I know, years ago, there was an old eBuild for the HLDSUpdateTool.

This new eBuild, is my attempt to create a nice and clean installation for SteamCMD, so you install multiple dedicated servers at once. I am running this now for a couple of years.

The idea is, that this eBuild creates an user/group steamcmd and installs the package into /opt/steamcmd

This package provides an init script and a conf file, which should not be modified by the user but instead they make a symlink of that init script and a copy of that conf file. This that, you can do this for every server, you want to setup.

I've a pretty long instruction inside the eBuild.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-06-22 18:40:11 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 5bc006637ea7b908a0ce13f45687f34b32466a55
Author:     Conrad Kostecki <>
AuthorDate: 2018-06-22 09:07:07 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2018-06-22 18:39:47 +0000

    games-server/steamcmd: New package
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.40, Repoman-2.3.9

 games-server/steamcmd/Manifest             |  1 +
 games-server/steamcmd/files/README.gentoo  | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 games-server/steamcmd/files/steamcmd.confd | 15 +++++++++
 games-server/steamcmd/files/steamcmd.initd | 32 +++++++++++++++++++
 games-server/steamcmd/metadata.xml         | 18 +++++++++++
 games-server/steamcmd/steamcmd-1.0.ebuild  | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 6 files changed, 159 insertions(+)

Additionally, it has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 2e897fe1e3a4f6a552616190a5b13bec6c9fee8d
Author:     Conrad Kostecki <>
AuthorDate: 2018-06-22 09:06:35 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2018-06-22 18:36:59 +0000

    profiles/license_groups: add SteamCMD license to EULA group

 profiles/license_groups | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

commit 3a6da436746d2ae028e69dd55f5654bc3d9a2f9b
Author:     Conrad Kostecki <>
AuthorDate: 2018-06-22 09:06:17 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2018-06-22 18:36:56 +0000

    licenses/Steam: add license for games-server/steamcmd

 licenses/Steam | 897 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 897 insertions(+)