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oldsoundguy

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Message 13773 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 18:02:18 UTC

Trying to install Boinc on a new load. Installs fine, client launches fine .. MANAGER does not launch, so no way to pick up projects. Works fine on Fedora 7. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Message 13774 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 18:41:31 UTC
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If BOINC 5.10.28, then it's because the developers have build the latest version of BOINC with the GUI only for Ubuntu style Linux distros.

All other distros best use the command line client (and an older version of BOINC Manager).

Rom Walton wrote:

we have had a policy change, we will be releasing a command line compatible with as many Linux distro�s as possible package, and a Ubuntu 7.10 specific package with a GTK2 based GUI.


David Anderson wrote:

The reason for the policy change is that it's proven difficult/impossible to make a graphical version that will run on the majority of recent linux distributions. Rom has spent a lot of time on it, at the expense of more important tasks.

We're maintaining a graphical version for Ubuntu because it's the most widely used distribution. Package maintainers for other distros are welcome to maintain distro-specific versions of BOINC.

-- David

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Message 13775 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 19:32:23 UTC

that is really sad! Guess the 2 million or so users of Fedora are left out!
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Message 13776 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 19:34:10 UTC

one comment .. the command line method is written in geek speak. Maybe writing it like some of the forums would be more appropriate with the ability to cut and paste a whole line rather than trying to interpret intent?
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Message 13777 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 19:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 13775.  

that is really sad! Guess the 2 million or so users of Fedora are left out!

Tell Fedora people to make an official package. BOINC devs won't waste their time making packages for every single Linux distro in existence!
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Message 13901 - Posted: 16 Nov 2007, 17:24:17 UTC - in response to Message 13777.  
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that is really sad! Guess the 2 million or so users of Fedora are left out!

Tell Fedora people to make an official package. BOINC devs won't waste their time making packages for every single Linux distro in existence!

Maybe if the developers would just include a list of what dependencies are needed if would help. I am fighting the same problem with ARCH Linux. On the up-side, Boinc installs and runs fine, I just use the Boinc Manager from a remote machine to look at things.

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Mattia Verga

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Message 14421 - Posted: 19 Dec 2007, 10:29:18 UTC - in response to Message 13774.  


All other distros best use the command line client (and an older version of BOINC Manager).


So, when can we expect a command line only version for linux x64?
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Message 15138 - Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 21:06:50 UTC - in response to Message 14421.  


So, when can we expect a command line only version for linux x64?


Any news on this?
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Message 15139 - Posted: 27 Jan 2008, 21:42:11 UTC


The command-line version is included as part of the GUI manager. Download 5.10.28, and only run it via the command line rather than running the manager.

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