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Message 84611 - Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 7:22:54 UTC

Hi, I can't get the following boinccmd options to work: --acct_mgr info, --acct_mgr attach, --acct_mgr synch, --acct_mgr detach. These are all the "newer" options. I also noticed that they are not listed in the command line help. Are they supported? The --join_acct_mgr and --quit_acct_mgr options DO work.

The problem host is running BOINC 7.6.33 on a Debian 9.3 (x86) where I have to use command line (X-windows not working). I have three other Debian hosts (x64) all on the same BOINC release; they work fine through the GUI manager. I also just tried testing boinccmd on clean x64 virtual machine just for this purpose and the account manager commands don't work there either.

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Message 84612 - Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 7:34:31 UTC - in response to Message 84611.  
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They are not supported in any of the presently available BOINC versions, but will possibly come in BOINC 7.10
Any options added need a new client, they'll never be back-ported to previous versions or added in other ways to older clients.

Edit: It specially says they're new in 7.10 on https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool#Account_manager_operations
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Message 84613 - Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 7:42:39 UTC - in response to Message 84612.  

Ahhh... 7.10 (ten). misread as 7.1 Oops.

What I'm really trying to accomplish is to sync the account manager. Is there another way to do the acct_mgr synch operation? I have the account manager added; I've stopped and restarted boinc-client a few times.
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Message 84614 - Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 8:08:39 UTC - in response to Message 84613.  

Other than through BOINC Manager, I don't think there is an option in the older clients' command line versions.
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Message 84620 - Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 19:58:59 UTC - in response to Message 84614.  

OK, and thanks for answering my original dumb question. I'll just run projects directly without an account manager until I can get the GUI working.
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Message 85366 - Posted: 21 Mar 2018, 18:02:41 UTC - in response to Message 84620.  

I struggled with this one for a bit too: my solution was to use the rpc connect from the client on another computer.

See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controlling_BOINC_remotely
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Message 85386 - Posted: 23 Mar 2018, 6:17:52 UTC
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The manager usually requires the password option be passed to it. The BOINC client runs under user boinc, not the logged in user.

In Debian 9.4 I setup a desktop shortcut and then changed the properties to include —password xxx on the end, where xxx is the content of your gui_rpc_auth.cfg file. Mine all have something in there, not sure what it does if it’s blank. Yes that’s a double hyphen in front of the word password.
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