Installing quake4-server on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

Example of installing quake4-server on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS using the command sudo apt-get install quake4-server.



Quick installation of quake4-server:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: quake4-server

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install quake4-server

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:dedicated server for Quake 4 This package contains a launcher script and systemd unit to run a Quake 4 server using the proprietary x86 binaries provided by id Software. . Please note that the Quake 4 engine is not Free Software, and Debian cannot fix any bugs or security flaws in the engine or game code. . To mitigate any security flaws that might exist in this server, the systemd unit is not enabled by default, and must be enabled with systemctl if it should start at boot time. The systemd unit uses various security hardening options to prevent the server from escalating its privileges. There is no sysvinit script, since sysvinit does not provide similar security hardening. . To make this package useful, you will need to create and install some non-distributable packages by using the game-data-packager package: quake4-bin, and either quake4-data (for the uncensored version sold on Steam and in countries other than Germany) or quake4-censored-de-data (for the incompatible version sold in Germany). Creating those packages requires data files from a Quake 4 installation or DVD.
Distro:Ubuntu 17.04

How to install quake4-server on Ubuntu 17.04?

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 17.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If quake4-server is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L quake4-server' will give followin error.

deepak@deepak-VirtualBox:~$ dpkg -L quake4-server
dpkg-query: package 'quake4-server' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing quake4-server:

After system update use the following command to install quake4-server:

sudo apt-get install quake4-server

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 17.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove quake4-server from Ubuntu 17.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the quake4-server from Ubuntu 17.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the quake4-server following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  quake4-server

Following command is used to remove the quake4-server package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove quake4-server

This will remove quake4-server and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing quake4-server with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge quake4-server

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove quake4-server

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with quake4-server package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.