Trouble Installing TBar's BOINC 7.8.2 (Linux)

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sean0118

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Message 81855 - Posted: 7 Oct 2017, 3:22:54 UTC
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Hi everyone,

I just setup a new Lubuntu 17.04 box, having some trboule installing TBar's version of BOINC manager 7.8.2. I'm new to Linux so I'm probably doing something silly.

So I have all the files extracted and in a folder on the desktop. There's a script "binstall.sh", but when I try to run it from the terminal with "sudo ./binstall.sh", I get the response: "Can't cd to BOINC".

The first line of the script is "cd BOINC &&\"...

Any ideas?
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Message 81856 - Posted: 7 Oct 2017, 5:15:38 UTC - in response to Message 81855.  

Never mind, I'm a idjot, just had to move the script out of the folder (onto desktop in this case). Have downloaded tasks and it's working well now.
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Message 81876 - Posted: 8 Oct 2017, 14:28:09 UTC - in response to Message 81856.  

Actually on most new systems all you need to do is expand the downloaded files to your Home folder, open the BOINC folder and double click on boincmgr. There isn't any need to install anything, except perhaps the missing dependencies which is usually just libwebkitgtk-1.0-0. The only reason the binstall.sh is there is it was present in the old BOINC 7.2.42 folder, you shouldn't need it. If you already have a BOINC folder in Home, expand the downloaded files to Downloads, copy the contents and paste them into your existing BOINC folder.
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Message 81905 - Posted: 10 Oct 2017, 8:55:51 UTC - in response to Message 81876.  

Oh, I didn't try that, coming from Windows I assumed something had to be installed, good to know.

Thanks for compiling such an awesome Boinc manager TBar, now I just need to upgrade my GPU so I can take advantage of your 'special' apps. :)
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