How in the hell do you stop the BOINC client from putting a password in gui_rpc_auth.cfg?

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Message 103699 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 3:46:13 UTC

I don't need a password. I don't want a password.

If I get pwned it's on me.

Fair enough?
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Message 103700 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 7:06:24 UTC - in response to Message 103699.  

You can't. It is ABSOLUTELY required in the latest client.

Just accept it. Or put in your own password. No reason to keep tilting at windmills.
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Message 103701 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 7:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 103700.  
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How's this for tilting at windmills:

I have spent months moving all of my computers away from Ubuntu because I completely disagree with their decision to force people to use the Snap Store. I have two computer's left and they are just days away from earning a 10 year badge on WCG's Open Pandemics project. After that I will be wiping them and installing Void Linux on one and Manjaro on the other. If I can't run my OS and my software my way on my own hardware, I will rip it and replace it.

I won't loose a thing, but BIONC projects will have lost 38 Ryzen 3000 core, 4 Intel Broadwell cores, 4 AMD Jaguar cores, and 18 various ARM cores.

You guys go ahead and abuse your volunteers some more...I'll be over here tilting at windmills.
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Message 103703 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 12:49:26 UTC - in response to Message 103701.  

Threats don't help, you know? Besides, we're all just volunteers here. If you want to yell at the developers over this, please do so in the appropriate place: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues
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Message 103705 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 13:33:47 UTC

The requirement to use a password has already been removed from the source code.

client: allow an empty GUI RPC password, but generate alert message

All you have to do is persuade the distribution release manager of your choice to build a new version. Warning: you will probably find them even more resistant to threats and bluster than we are.

Alternatively, you could download the source code and build your very own copy - it's all publicly available. You could even remove the generated alert message.
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Message 103706 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 15:19:59 UTC - in response to Message 103705.  

Alternatively, you could download the source code and build your very own copy - it's all publicly available. You could even remove the generated alert message.


I have now done it on a number of occasions so it isn't that difficult.
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Message 103707 - Posted: 26 Mar 2021, 18:01:29 UTC - in response to Message 103701.  

I won't loose a thing, but BIONC projects will have lost 38 Ryzen 3000 core, 4 Intel Broadwell cores, 4 AMD Jaguar cores, and 18 various ARM cores.

You guys go ahead and abuse your volunteers some more...I'll be over here tilting at windmills.


is that supposed to be a lot?
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Message 103989 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 15:21:52 UTC - in response to Message 103706.  

Alternatively, you could download the source code and build your very own copy - it's all publicly available. You could even remove the generated alert message.


I have now done it on a number of occasions so it isn't that difficult.


I got tired of looking at error messages and did just that. The problem that triggered me to mod the BOINC app was literally 100's of ignorable error messages that obscured the only message that was worth reading.
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