Setting Up NadekoBot on OSX (macOS)

Prerequisites

Installing Homebrew

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Run brew update to fetch the latest package data.

Installing dependencies

brew install wget
brew install git
brew install ffmpeg
brew update && brew upgrade ffmpeg
brew install openssl
brew install opus
brew install opus-tools
brew install opusfile
brew install libffi
brew install libsodium
brew install tmux
brew install python
brew install youtube-dl

Installing .NET Core SDK

  • ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/
  • ln -s /usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib /usr/local/lib/
  • Download the .NET Core SDK
  • Open the .pkg file you downloaded and install it.
  • ln -s /usr/local/share/dotnet/dotnet /usr/local/bin

Check your FFMPEG

In case your FFMPEG wasnt installed properly (Optional)

  • brew options ffmpeg
  • brew install ffmpeg --with-x --with-y --with-z etc.
  • brew update && brew upgrade (Update formulae and Homebrew itself && Install newer versions of outdated packages)
  • brew prune (Remove dead symlinks from Homebrew’s prefix)
  • brew doctor (Check your Homebrew installation for common issues)
  • Then try brew install ffmpeg again.

Installing xcode-select

Xcode command line tools. You will do this in Terminal.app by running the following command line:

xcode-select --install

A dialog box will open asking if you want to install xcode-select. Select install and finish the installation.

Downloading and building Nadeko

Use the following command to get and run linuxAIO.sh:
(Remember DO NOT rename the file linuxAIO.sh)

cd ~ && wget -N https://github.com/Kwoth/NadekoBot-BashScript/raw/1.4/linuxAIO.sh && bash linuxAIO.sh

Follow the on screen instructions:

Choose 1. Download NadekoBot To Get the latest build. (most recent updates)

Once Installation is completed you should see the options again.
Next, choose 6 to exit.

Creating and Inviting bot

Setting up Credentials.json file

  • Open up the NadekoBot folder, which should be in your home directory, then NadekoBot folder then src folder and then the additonal NadekoBot folder.
  • Edit the way its guided here: Setting up credentials.json
  • If you already have Nadeko 1.x setup and have credentials.json and NadekoBot.db, you can just copy and paste the credentials.json to NadekoBot/src/NadekoBot and NadekoBot.db to NadekoBot/src/NadekoBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp1.1/data.
    Or follow the Upgrading Guide.

Setting NadekoBot Music

For Music Setup and API keys check Setting up NadekoBot for Music and JSON Explanations.

Running NadekoBot

Create a new Session:

  • Using Screen

screen -S nadeko

  • Using tmux

tmux new -s nadeko

The above command will create a new session named nadeko (you can replace “nadeko” with anything you prefer and remember its your session name) so you can run the bot in background without having to keep the PuTTY running.

Next, we need to run linuxAIO.sh in order to get the latest running scripts with patches:

  • cd ~ && wget -N https://github.com/Kwoth/NadekoBot-BashScript/raw/1.4/linuxAIO.sh && bash linuxAIO.sh

From the options,

Choose 2 to Run NadekoBot normally.
NOTE: With option 2 (Running normally), if you use .die command in discord. The bot will shut down and will stay offline until you manually run it again. (best if you want to check the bot.)

Choose 3 to Run NadekoBot with Auto Restart.
NOTE: With option 3 (Running with Auto Restart), bot will auto run if you use .die command making the command .die to function as restart.

It will show you the following options:

1. Run Auto Restart normally without Updating.
2. Run Auto Restart and update NadekoBot.
3. Exit
  • With option 1. Run Auto Restart normally without Updating. Bot will restart on die command and will not be downloading the latest build available.
  • With option 2. Run Auto Restart and update NadekoBot. Bot will restart and download the latest build of bot available everytime die command is used.

Remember that, while running with Auto Restart, you will need to close the tmux session to stop the bot completely.

Now time to move bot to background and to do that, press CTRL+B,D (this will detach the nadeko session using TMUX)
If you used Screen press CTRL+A+D (this will detach the nadeko screen)

Updating Nadeko

  • Connect to the terminal.
  • tmux kill-session -t nadeko (don't forget to replace nadeko in the command to what ever you named your bot's session)
  • Make sure the bot is not running.
  • tmux new -s nadeko (nadeko is the name of the session)
  • cd ~ && wget -N https://github.com/Kwoth/NadekoBot-BashScript/raw/1.4/linuxAIO.sh && bash linuxAIO.sh
  • Choose 1 to update the bot with latest build available.
  • Next, choose either 2 or 3 to run the bot again with normally or auto restart respectively.
  • Done.

Some more Info

TMUX

  • If you want to see the sessions after logging back again, type tmux ls, and that will give you the list of sessions running.
  • If you want to switch to/ see that session, type tmux a -t nadeko (nadeko is the name of the session we created before so, replace nadeko with the session name you created.)
  • If you want to kill NadekoBot session, type tmux kill-session -t nadeko

Screen

  • If you want to see the sessions after logging back again, type screen -ls, and that will give you the list of screens.
  • If you want to switch to/ see that screen, type screen -r nadeko (nadeko is the name of the screen we created before so, replace nadeko with the screen name you created.)
  • If you want to kill the NadekoBot screen, type screen -X -S nadeko quit