A3MP Mod and Linux Server Compatibility

We in the Black Sh33p love to blow shit up on all kinds of terrains, which means we absolutely love the ARMA 3 Map Pack mod by Alduric.

One little caveat is that the A3MP mod is not immediately compatible with the Linux dedicated server due to the case-sensitivity of file paths. The server apparently expects all of the A3MP PBO file names to be all lowercase, so all files in the @a3mp/addons/ folder must be renamed.

The bash commands I used to accomplish this:

$ cd <a3mp folder>
$ rename 'y/A-Z/a-z' *

If you do not do this, you will most likely receive an error on startup in your server output/logs; it will be something to the effect of “Unable to find a3mp_utils7.pbo”. You can look in your @a3mp/addons/ folder and see A3MP_Utils7.pbo clearly exists, but to the Linux shell, that’s not the same file as a3mp_utils7.pbo. Just rename everything in the @a3mp/addons/ folder to lowercase, restart the server, and you should be good to go.

Update:

This exact same fix is required for the ALiVE mod (which is ridiculously impressive), and probably many, many others.

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