How to Install Ventrilo as a Service on CentOS 6

Published on: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 9:15 am EST
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Introduction

In this tutorial, we'll be installing Ventrilo on CentOS 6 x64.

Prerequisites

A CentOS 6 system, with more than 768 megabytes of RAM.

Installation

Step one - retrieving the latest TAR file from their site:

Unfortunately, downloading the TAR directly from their site isn't possible with wget, nor cURL. We'll need to download this manually and upload it via/ SFTP or FTP.

Step two - extracting the tarball (change version accordingly):
tar -xvf ventrilo_srv-3.0.3-Linux-i386.tar.gz 
Step three - moving the libraries:
mv ventsrv/ventrilo_status /usr/bin/ventrilo_status
mv ventsrv/ventrilo_srv /usr/bin/ventrilo_srv
mkdir /etc/ventrilo
mv ventrilo_srv.ini /etc/ventrilo/ventrilo_srv.ini
Step four - setting the appropiate permissions:
chmod +x /usr/bin/ventrilo_srv /usr/bin/ventrilo_status
chown -R ventrilo:ventrilo /etc/ventrilo
Step five - creating the service:
vi /etc/init.d/ventrilo

Paste the following:

#!/bin/bash
# Ventrilo Daemon
# chkconfig: 2345 95 20

. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

VENPATH=/etc/ventrilo
VENBIN=/usr/bin/ventrilo_srv
RETVAL=0
prog="ventrilo"

runlevel=$(set -- $(runlevel); eval "echo $$#" )
start()
{

echo -n $"Starting $prog: "
$VENBIN -f$VENPATH/ventrilo_srv -d && success || failure
RETVAL=$?
[ "$RETVAL" = 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/ventrilo_srv
echo

# renice -5 `cat $VENPATH/ventrilo_srv.pid`
}
stop()
{

echo -n $"Stopping $prog: "
if [ -n "`pidfileofproc $VENBIN`" ] ; then
killproc $VENBIN
else
failure $"Stopping $prog"
fi
RETVAL=$?
[ "$RETVAL" = 0 ] && rm -f /var/lock/subsys/ventrilo_srv
echo
}

case "$1" in
start)
start
;;
stop)
stop
;;
*)
echo "Usage: $0 "
RETVAL=1
esac
exit $RETVAL

Save and exit (hit CTRL, followed by W, Q, and the Enter key).

Optional Step - making it start automatically on boot:
chkconfig ventrilo on

Starting and stopping Ventrilo

Starting:

service ventrilo start

Stopping:

service ventrilo stop

Conclusion

This concludes our tutorial, thank you for reading.

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