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Unix client package layout

The purpose of this page is to describe the layout of files for installation of the BOINC client software on Unix machines. It is desirable, as much as is possible, to keep things the same so that volunteers who are not Unix experts can still understand what is what and what is where an ask questions, without having to get into specifics of which distro they are using.

Items we need to specify:

Working directory

This is /var/lib/boinc on Fedora, but /var/lib/boinc-client on Debian. Can we agree on only one of these?

config files of the core client

(cc_config.xml, remote_hosts.cfg, etc.) Debian, for example, puts these in /etc/boinc-client/ and has appropriate symlinks in the working directory


It is policy in Debian that all configuraton files must reside in /etc -FST

Executable files

The proper names of these are being debated (April 2008). If there are changes, old names can be supported for a while with soft-links.

  • /usr/bin/boinc_client
  • /usr/bin/boincmgr
  • /usr/bin/boinc_cmd

init script to start/stop daemon

config file read by the init script

Unix 'man' pages

bash command completion script