Recommended installation method on Ubuntu to use a version > 7.20.5

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vorix

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Message 112979 - Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 10:55:54 UTC
Last modified: 23 Oct 2023, 10:56:16 UTC

Hello,

I am currently using BOINC 7.20.5 from the costamagnagianfranco PPA on an old PC (Core 2 Quad Q6600) with Ubuntu 20.04.

I would like to use this new feature to use 75% of the CPU cores when in use and 100% when not in use.

What is the recommended installation method for BOINC on Ubuntu for versions greater than 7.20.5?

Should I try the Flatpak version?

I also saw this: Bounty: Fix BOINC Linux Packaging which appears to be completed
I added the repo on my Pop OS 22.04 host:
wget -O- https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/linux/stable/jammy/boinc-202305.gpg | gpg --dearmor > boinc-key.gpg
cat boinc-key.gpg | sudo tee -a /usr/share/keyrings/boinc-key.gpg > /dev/null
echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/boinc-key.gpg] https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/linux/stable/jammy/ jammy main' |  sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/boinc-official-test.list

There is only this one package in the repo, but I did not install it as it does not appear to be ready (weird version number etc.):
$ apt show boinc-linux-client
Package: boinc-linux-client
Version: 1.0.10-1
Maintainer: parvit <***@gmail.com>
Installed-Size: unknown
Depends: libc6, libxss1 (>= 1.2.3)
Homepage: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
Name: boinc-linux-client
Download-Size: 3,535 kB
APT-Sources: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/linux/stable/jammy jammy/main amd64 Packages
Description: BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.
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Profile Dave
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Message 112980 - Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 11:22:00 UTC

What is the recommended installation method for BOINC on Ubuntu for versions greater than 7.20.5?

If you are happy compiling from source, that is the route I would go down. I have been running 7.25.0 built from the master branch on git-hub. this link gives a list of what I needed to install to get everything to compile successfully. You can also compile whatever the latest version for Linux is there.
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Toby Broom

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Message 112987 - Posted: 23 Oct 2023, 18:26:53 UTC

I tried to use the repo as well but it is not fully deployed yet so Dave's is the best, once they are ready to use the repo they will let us know the Dev's said.
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