"This server does not have a license key specified" on Linux - definitely in config!


Hey all. I’ve followed the Linux installation instructions to the letter. But upon start, I’m getting:

This server does not have a license key specified. Please set the sv_licenseKey console variable to a key from https://keymaster.fivem.net/. (for example, `set sv_licenseKey "key"` in the config, or `+set sv_licenseKey key` on the command line)

My server.cfg does have a key specified as detailed in the instructions:

# License key for your server (https://keymaster.fivem.net)
sv_licenseKey <my_key_is_here>

and I am starting the server as follows:

fivem@yavin:~/server-data$ bash /home/fivem/server/run.sh server.cfg

So I’m utterly bemused why it’s not finding the key.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received, thanks!



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You actually need to execute your server.cfg. Try it like this

fivem@yavin:~/server-data$ bash /home/fivem/server/run.sh +exec server.cfg

Edit: It’s said in the installation instructions aswell btw :wink:



Oh my goodness, how embarrassing. How on earth did I miss that?! Thanks very much Greenlander, all working perfectly now. I’m going to skulk off in shame now… :wink:


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