Installing on FreeBSD

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  1. go to /usr/ports/net/boinc-client/, open the Makefile in a text editor
  2. change the CONFIGURE_ARGS=--disable-server as follows:
    1. on 32 bit FreeBSD change it to
      CONFIGURE_ARGS=--disable-server --with-boinc-platform=i686-pc-freebsd --with-boinc-alt-platform=i686-pc-linux-gnu
    2. on 64 bit FreeBSD change it to
      CONFIGURE_ARGS=--disable-server --with-boinc-platform=x86_64-pc-freebsd --with-boinc-alt-platform=i686-pc-linux-gnu
  3. do make install clean
  4. if you receive an error like "ELF 0 ....", make sure you have installed
    1. /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base-fc4 or higher
    2. sysctl kern.elf32.fallback_brand=3

There is additional information on installing, configuring and running BOINC on FreeBSD.