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04-10-2005, 09:16 AM
Hi all,

For some time I was running a Counter-Strike server on a 32 bit Debian linux system but with a AMD64 cpu.

This weekend I re-installed the system and installed a 64 bit Debian linux distribution also.

So now the server really is running in 64 bit mode, cause why not use it when you bought it :)

But ... I cannot install/update anymore ...

When I download hldsupdatetool.bin and do chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin the following happens :

-bash: ./hldsupdatetool.bin: No such file or directory

Looks like the program only runs on 32 bit systems!

And when I use my old installation (which I backupped on another disc), I get the following message when trying to start it up:

Auto detecting CPU
Using AMD-Opteron (64 bit) Optimised binary.
Enabling debug mode
Auto-restarting the server on crash
Updating server using Steam.
./hlds_run: line 317: ./steam: No such file or directory
Sun Apr 10 18:08:09 CEST 2005: Steam Update failed, ignoring.

So where can I download the 64 bit Steam files ? :)

I hope anyone can help me out here.

Thanks in advance,


04-11-2005, 01:12 AM
Nobody knows ?

I got it running now with the old installation, changed Adminmod and Metamod to the 64 bit version, works great.

But still steam is not found when starting up, so updating is not possible anymore.

Is there a work around to update using 32 bit steam on a 64 bit system ?

Please help ! :)



04-11-2005, 01:43 AM
Steam not found error seems to stem from Valve forcing you to be root when updating. Unless you run the server as root, which I do NOT advise, it will not update..

04-11-2005, 02:15 AM
Nope, that's not it.

mb@zeus:/usr/games/cs-server/hlds_l$ su -
zeus:/usr/games/cs-server/hlds_l# ./steam
bash: ./steam: No such file or directory

Same message when I try to run ./steam as root or as normal user ...

04-11-2005, 03:19 AM
chmod +x steam


04-11-2005, 03:44 AM
No, I allready mentioned that I made it executable.

mb@zeus:/usr/games/cs-server/hlds_l$ chmod +x steam
mb@zeus:/usr/games/cs-server/hlds_l$ ./steam
-bash: ./steam: No such file or directory

04-13-2005, 07:23 PM
It's the opteron flag you need to change in srcds_run.sh on line 20. Edit it with whatever your favorite editor is, I used kate. Change the 1 to a 0 (zero) and save it. It will then run the binary as 32 bit.

04-14-2005, 12:54 AM
Which file do you mean dadams ?

The srcds_run.sh file ? That's not in the directory.

Do you mean the hlds_run file ?

On line 20 that says :


Is that what you mean ? Change it to 0 ?

04-14-2005, 01:18 AM
Ah, someone from the hlds_l mailinglist provided the solution :)


And then this part:

The quick way
There is already a minimal set of IA32 libraries packaged for use in a 64bit Debian system. Simply do an 'apt-get install ia32-libs' and you will be able to run most 32bit binaries within your system.

So I installed the is32-libs package and now it works again :)

I can run/execute the steam file.

Thanks for all help here btw!