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Raymate

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Message 93892 - Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 15:45:52 UTC

Quick question, got a few Pis running SETI/BOINC for around a year all work fine, just setup a new Pi4 that also works fine, my question is I noticed the BOINC Manager software version on the older Pis is of course out of date compared to my new install on the Pi4

Was wondering is there a terminal command to update the BOINC software version ? Don't really want to remove and re add the software again on the older Pis

I can't see a update section inside the manager

Many thanks
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Message 93895 - Posted: 24 Nov 2019, 18:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 93892.  

If everything works, why the need to update?
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Message 93899 - Posted: 25 Nov 2019, 8:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 93892.  

Was wondering is there a terminal command to update the BOINC software version ? Don't really want to remove and re add the software again on the older Pis

I can't see a update section inside the manager

The usual way to keep all the software up to date is using apt or aptitude. BOINC doesn’t have an update function.

From a terminal window (or ssh into it from another machine) and at the prompt type:
sudo apt update (to update the list of available packages)
sudo apt upgrade (to download the updates and install them)

Buster has BOINC client and manager version 7.14.2

If you’ve been running them for a year then you may still be running stretch. I’d suggest clean installing Buster if you’re still on stretch. That means download the image from raspberrypi.org and re-image your SD card and then reinstall BOINC.
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Message 93931 - Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 2:58:08 UTC - in response to Message 93899.  

Was wondering is there a terminal command to update the BOINC software version ? Don't really want to remove and re add the software again on the older Pis

I can't see a update section inside the manager

The usual way to keep all the software up to date is using apt or aptitude. BOINC doesn’t have an update function.

From a terminal window (or ssh into it from another machine) and at the prompt type:
sudo apt update (to update the list of available packages)
sudo apt upgrade (to download the updates and install them)

Buster has BOINC client and manager version 7.14.2

If you’ve been running them for a year then you may still be running stretch. I’d suggest clean installing Buster if you’re still on stretch. That means download the image from raspberrypi.org and re-image your SD card and then reinstall BOINC.


Thank you MarkJ, that was really the answer I was looking for rather than the not so useful moderator reply :)

Your right they are running Stretch running BOINC 7.6.33 (do have a few running Buster and 7.14.2)

Re doing them seems like the only answer, that will be a weekend project as I currently have 12 raspberry Pi's configured to run BONC with SETI and Rosetta (have 5 running 24/7, they are they old ones)
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Message 94095 - Posted: 8 Dec 2019, 14:59:34 UTC

I know for regular Linux, you can get the Gianfranco Costamagna PPA files.

But I would suggest you to open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T), and type:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt full-upgrade

That should get the latest.
If the system is running fine after a reboot, just do:
sudo apt autoremove
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