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MCPE v0.14.3.0 compatibility
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Pocketmine for Docker

This is an implementation of the [Pocketmine] ( LAN server for allowing [Minecraft-PE IOS clients] ( to play. This is running the development version of pocketmine to support the [recent updates] ( to the client protocol that Minecraft-PE uses.

To run pocketmine as a docker container:

docker run -d -it -p 19132:19132/tcp -p 19132:19132/udp --name pocketmine nmarus/docker-pocketmine:latest

This creates a new container from the repository, names the container "mcpe", downloads the latest development build of pocketmine, and maps the ports for client access to the local host. This is not recommend as you will lose your configuration file when th container stops and starts.

The recommended way is to utilize a local directory that is external to the container for your configuration files. This will allow persistent configuration if you remove the container, or if you wish to edit the configuration files manually and restart pocketmine. To do this, first create a foler on the host where you wish to store these:

mkdir /srv/pocketmine

Then run the container with these added option:

docker run -d -it -p 19132:19132/tcp -p 19132:19132/udp  -v /srv/pocketmine:/data --name pocketmine nmarus/docker-pocketmine:latest

To start the container:

If the container is stoped (run "docker ps -a" to verify), and you wish to start it, run:

docker start pocketmine

To stop the container:

If you wish to stop the container in order to rebvoot the host os or updaet configuration files, run:

docker stop pocketmine

To interact with pocketmine administration:

docker attach pocketmine

This allows you to jump into the pocketmine administration session. Type "help" for options. If you enter the command "stop", this will end pocket mine and stop the container. To restart pocketmine with our stopping the container, enter "restart" in the pocket mine admin session.

To exit the admistration interface, press control-p, control-q. This is in order to maintain the container in service.

To view the logs in realtime run:

docker logs -l pocketmine

This allows you to view the logs generated from the pocketmine server in a "tail -f" type format.

Press control-c to exit

###To update minecraft pe to latest version:
Simply stop the pocketmine container and then start it. the latest version of pocketmine will be downloaded.

This assumes you are mapping your configuration to a directory external to the container. If not, you will lose your world...

docker stop pocketmine
docker start pocketmine


Change log 2015-7-11

  • Added updates for mapping local data directory for pocketmine configuration files.
  • Removed memory options from file as it is now defined in the yaml file.

Open Items:

  • Build logic to perform upgrade of server code without needing to rebuild the container.
  • Test RCON functionality.
  • Implement variable in Dockerfile to specify initial configuration option in file.
  • Generate random RCON password when file does not exist.
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