Linux

Requirements

The TeamSpeak Client 3.3+ requires at least a Linux Kernel of version 3.17 or higher!

You can check your Linux Kernel version with uname -a.

Make sure that your OS (Operating System) is up-to-date. We recommend recent LTS releases such as Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 10 (buster), minimal required versions:

  • Debian 8+
  • Ubuntu 16.10+
  • CentOS 7+

When choosing a VPS (virtual private server), make sure that it is not based on OpenVZ, because the Linux kernel will be too old. Instead choose a KVM or LCX based VPS with a recent OS.

The server should have at least 512MB or 1GB of free RAM. Although the SinusBot itself doesn't require much RAM, the TeamSpeak Client(s) often take up the most memory.

Make sure that the server has enough free disk space to fit your needs.

Compatible Versions

SinusBot Version TS3 Client Version Linux Kernel Version TeamSpeak Server Version
1.0.0-beta3 and later 3.3+ 3.17+ >= 3.8.x
1.0.0-beta2, 1.0.0-beta1 3.2.5 2.6+ <= 3.9.x

Please note that we do not support old beta releases. See Support Policy / Support Grundregeln.

Installer Script

If you are new to Linux and/or wish to have everything installed for you in a more convenient way, we encourage you to use the Installer Script.

Manual installation

The TeamSpeak Client 3.3+ requires at least a Linux Kernel of version 3.17 or higher!

You can check your Linux Kernel version with uname -a.

Let's start by installing several dependencies:

apt-get update
apt-get install -y x11vnc xvfb libxcursor1 ca-certificates curl bzip2 libnss3 libegl1-mesa x11-xkb-utils libasound2 libpci3 libxslt1.1 libxkbcommon0 libxss1 libxcomposite1
update-ca-certificates

On Debian and some Ubuntu versions you might as well have to install, so at least try:

apt-get install libglib2.0-0

In case of Ubuntu 18.04: Depending on the Ubuntu installation the universe repository of Ubuntu is not activated, resulting in missing packages for required dependencies x11vnc and xvfb. When said problem occurs, enable the universe repository by using following command:

add-apt-repository universe
apt-get update

After all required dependencies are installed, let's assume that you're going to install the bot to /opt/sinusbot and are using the user sinusbot with the group sinusbot. We will install the bot with root then switch to this user account when running the bot.

You will need to create an new user sinusbot on your server, so to do so type the following command.

adduser --disabled-login sinusbot

This created user is used to start the bot with usual user privileges (which is highly recommended!), as the bot should not run as root for security-reasons.

Next we will create and prepare the folder where Sinusbot will be installed to, by issuing following commands as the root user:

# create folder
mkdir -p /opt/sinusbot
# grant sinusbot user permissions on specified folder
chown -R sinusbot:sinusbot /opt/sinusbot

(If you're using another user/group than "sinusbot", replace sinusbot:sinusbot with yourusername:yourusergroup)

Then we will switch over to the recently created user dedicated for the sinusbot, change the working directory and to download the latest Sinusbot release:

su sinusbot
cd /opt/sinusbot
wget https://www.sinusbot.com/dl/sinusbot.current.tar.bz2

If that command results in SSL-Errors, you can alternatively try

curl -O https://www.sinusbot.com/dl/sinusbot.current.tar.bz2

Next, extract the bot:

tar -xjf sinusbot.current.tar.bz2

Copy the configuration (if you haven't started the bot before)

cp config.ini.dist config.ini

Now you need to download the TeamSpeak 3 Client and install it.

# set the current/supported TS3 version here
VERSION="3.3.2"
wget https://files.teamspeak-services.com/releases/client/$VERSION/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run
chmod 0755 TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run
./TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run

You will need to accept the terms by pressing: Enter, Q, Y, Enter.

Afterwards you can delete the file: rm TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run

Now you need to configure the ini-File of the bot to match your directories.

nano config.ini

Make sure that the TS3Path is correct (if you followed this tutorial step by step, it should already match):

TS3Path = "/opt/sinusbot/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_linux_amd64"

Close the editor (Ctrl+O, Enter, Ctrl+X).

Remove the file 'libqxcb-glx-integration.so' from the clients 'xcbglintegrations' directory:

rm TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/xcbglintegrations/libqxcb-glx-integration.so

Create the plugins folder in the ts3client directory:

mkdir TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/plugins

And finally copy the plugin to the plugins-directory of the TeamSpeak-Installation

cp plugin/libsoundbot_plugin.so TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/plugins/

Just to make sure that the bot is executable, enter

chmod 755 sinusbot

Usage

As the bot won't run as root you will need to switch to the user that you have installed the bot on, if you followed the tutorial, this will be 'sinusbot". To do this use the following command:

su sinusbot

Starting the bot

./sinusbot

Stopping the bot with Ctrl+C

If you want to keep the bot running when you exit out of the terminal follow the instruction on how to install a startscript.

Now login at http://<your ip>:8087/ with user admin and the password provided on first run. (see FAQ on how to reset)

Using a startscript

These instructions need to be done as the root user.

Download the startscript:

curl -o /lib/systemd/system/sinusbot.service https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SinusBot/linux-startscript/master/sinusbot.service

Then edit the file:

nano /lib/systemd/system/sinusbot.service

And replace the following placeholders to match your installation:

placeholder description example
YOUR_USER Your user who starts the bot sinusbot
YOURPATH_TO_THE_BOT_BINARY Your path to the SinusBot binary /opt/sinusbot/sinusbot
YOURPATH_TO_THE_BOT Your path to the SinusBot install directory /opt/sinusbot

Reload systemd: systemctl daemon-reload

Enable autostart (optional): systemctl enable sinusbot

Start the sinusbot: systemctl start sinusbot

Update

Update the SinusBot

Note: The following instructions assume that you've followed this guide - otherwise you might need to slightly adapt the commands to fit your installation.

Before continuing you should install the dependencies mentioned at the beginning of the "Manual installation" section.

The update process is the same as the installation, we simply download and unpack the new SinusBot version over the old one.

First stop your sinusbot (e.g. systemctl stop sinusbot if you use the systemd-startscript) and then run the following commands:

# go into the sinusbot directory
cd /opt/sinusbot
# download the current release
wget https://www.sinusbot.com/dl/sinusbot.current.tar.bz2
# unpack it
tar -xjvf sinusbot.current.tar.bz2
# copy the plugin
cp plugin/libsoundbot_plugin.so TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/plugins/
# fix the file permissions if you're doing this as root
chown -R sinusbot:sinusbot /opt/sinusbot

Update the TeamSpeak Client

Before continuing you should install the dependencies mentioned at the beginning of the "Manual installation" section.

The update process is the same as the installation, we simply download and unpack the new TeamSpeak Client over the old one.

# set the current/supported TS3 version here
VERSION="3.3.2"
wget https://files.teamspeak-services.com/releases/client/$VERSION/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run
chmod 0755 TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run
./TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run

You will need to accept the terms by pressing: Enter, Q, Y, Enter.

Afterwards you can delete the file: rm TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-$VERSION.run

Now remove the data/ts3 directory and the libqxcb-glx-integration.so file as well:

rm -rf data/ts3
rm TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/xcbglintegrations/libqxcb-glx-integration.so

And finally copy the plugin to the plugins-directory of the TeamSpeak-Installation

cp plugin/libsoundbot_plugin.so TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/plugins/
# fix the file permissions if you're doing this as root
chown -R sinusbot:sinusbot /opt/sinusbot

Migrating to another System

First, install the SinusBot on the new system according to our guides. Afterwards, copy over the data-folder, scripts-folder, config.ini and private.dat from your old SinusBot installation folder (typically /opt/sinusbot/ on Linux).

Depending on how you copied the files, you might need to fix your file permissions afterwards.

When finished, stop the SinusBot on the old system (e.g.systemctl stop sinusbot) and (re)start the SinusBot on the new system (e.g.systemctl restart sinusbot).

Troubleshooting

Look for any errors in the sinusbot/instance log and try to look-up solutions on our forum or your favorite search engine.

If you ask us or our community for help then please provide the output of the diag script and follow everything that is mentioned in READ ME BEFORE YOU POST.

If you use the systemd-startscript you can check the status with systemctl status sinusbot. Logs can be viewed using journalctl -u sinusbot -f --since "2 hours ago".


The SinusBot itself is closed-source, but some of the resources are open-source and available in the SinusBot GitHub Organization - contributions welcome.