Posts by robl

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : upgrading from 7.0.27 to current BOINC on ubuntu (Message 49890)
Posted 17 Jul 2013 by robl
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I just found the answer to how to do this in this forum.

I guess I did not look hard enough.

2) Message boards : Questions and problems : upgrading from 7.0.27 to current BOINC on ubuntu (Message 49889)
Posted 17 Jul 2013 by robl
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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have installed "their" BOINC package. This package is old and does not support some features I need for S&H. I have downloaded the current BOINC app and installed it according to the instructions. After locating and installing a missing library the latest BOINC runs. My question is a procedural one. Here it is: If I remove the old BOINC Client and Manager can I merge the "new" $HOME/BOINC into the old runtime directory structure by copying $HOME/BOINC to /old_boinc_path? Or do those familiar with BOINC install it under their "user" and run it from there.

I know that I can entirely remove the old BOINC using "purge" and run the new BOINC from my user account but that creates some issues within LINUX's security structure. Any ideas, suggestions, help appreciated.
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Installed Boinc on debian but can't use (Message 49723)
Posted 25 Jun 2013 by robl
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Thanks, I changed permission of all files in /var/lib/boinc-client/ to 777 but still no luck :(


On both Ubuntu and on Fedora 17 there needs to be a boinc user and group.

On Ubuntu:

/var/lib/boinc-client and subs need to be owned by boinc:boinc

directory/file permissions are not 777 but 644 or 771. I cannot list all the files and permissions here.

I read the installation instructions you followed. I would think it would be a fairly direct install and that in the process correct file permissions and ownership would be established correctly. They are almost the same as for Ubuntu's boinc.

as for the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file mine is empty on Ubuntu. It resides in:
/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg

and there is a softlink:

/var/lib/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg -> /etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : git fails to download boinc source on linux (Message 49700)
Posted 23 Jun 2013 by robl
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its worse:

git clone git://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git boinc_src_code
Cloning into 'boinc_src_code'...
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

I have checked firewall ports and those used by git are open.


Ageless,

Your "git clone git" got me thinking. If the "git clone http://....." command is using port 80 and I am certain it must than I could still have a problem in my firewall structure. I moved to another node and tried the "git clone http://..." and it failed, BUT your "git clone git://....." command worked as promised this time. I have no idea why the "git clone http://..." command fails.

Thanks for making me think.
5) Message boards : Questions and problems : git fails to download boinc source on linux (Message 49698)
Posted 23 Jun 2013 by robl
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its worse:

git clone git://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git boinc_src_code
Cloning into 'boinc_src_code'...
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

I have checked firewall ports and those used by git are open.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : git fails to download boinc source on linux (Message 49692)
Posted 23 Jun 2013 by robl
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here is what I do.


git clone http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git boinc_src_dir

download begins and ends with:

Cloning into 'boinc_src_dir'...
error: Unable to get pack index http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git/objects/pack/pack-f001eaf2ec90f320f3567100aad08bc62eb17a3b.idx

error: Unable to get pack index http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git/objects/pack/pack-d1b1af0f749240e1839cfb6f94e4d59147545f1c.idx

This is on an Ubuntu linux 12.04 LTS node.

TIA
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : boinc on fedora 18 (Message 49657)
Posted 19 Jun 2013 by robl
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If your question is: How do I get BOINC to start automatically after system reboot? do this:

systemctl enable boinc-client.service

This is how you cause an app to startup automatically after reboot.
8) Message boards : Documentation : fedora 64 bit considerations (Message 47380)
Posted 18 Jan 2013 by robl
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While having problem on Einstein@home I was referred to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC#64_Bit_Considerations for installation of compatible libraries by one of the forum moderators. I noted a small error in this documentation. While the table for "Fedora" correctly lists the requisite libraries, the installation command (sum -c 'yum install ....) has missed typed the second library as an "i386" and not an "i686" as noted in the table. Thought someone who has edit capability would want to fix.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : using git fails to download boinc code (Message 46912)
Posted 25 Dec 2012 by robl
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Thanks.

Still having the problem. I did open the "git" port on a firewall but it did not make a difference.

This all started with installing nvidia drivers. Could not get them to install in FC17 so I tried Ubuntu. Again "no joy". Tried Centos 6 and voilla!!! Then I went looking for boinc for centos. Thought the best solution would be to download code and compile, but ....

10) Message boards : Questions and problems : using git fails to download boinc code (Message 46910)
Posted 25 Dec 2012 by robl
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I need to compile boinc on a centos 6 platform and all my attempts at using "git" have failed. It seems to run and start to build the ~.git directory with files and directories then it errors out with:

command --> git clone http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc.git

response follows:

Cloning into 'boinc'...
error: Failed connect to boinc.berkeley.edu:80; Connection timed out (curl_result = 7, http_code = 0, sha1 = 48a99ce70a6cadc52f5149a3d71a54c8eeac911c)
error: Unable to find 251bc57d23b1cb529a897e5d4c8e1cb61f614244 under http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc.git
Cannot obtain needed commit 251bc57d23b1cb529a897e5d4c8e1cb61f614244
while processing commit 4f34508bce208f69e146bebc0d14285fb2d45e44.
error: Fetch failed.

does this seem like a server error or a network error on my end? I have not had other issues with downloading rpms or other large files.

Does a boinc tar file exist somewhere or is git my only option.

I am really feeling "boinc'd" out at the moment :>)

Ron
11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : dedicated disc for boinc processing (Message 46639)
Posted 8 Dec 2012 by robl
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tan,

thanks for the reply. sorry for the delay. I decided I wanted to upgrade to FC17 (Linux) from 14. It was a major hurdle but everything seems to be back and running and I just installed BOINC.

During the install I did not "see" any screen that indicated a directory. the advanced button did not suggest any directories either. Maybe there is a difference between Win and Linux.

thanks.

Ron
12) Message boards : BOINC Manager : dedicated disc for boinc processing (Message 46600)
Posted 5 Dec 2012 by robl
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I'm new. My understanding is that BOINC looks at the computers total disk capacity and based upon "how much to allocate to boinc" uses that amount as a random selection from the available disks. Would it make sense to assign boinc's disk allocation to a specific disk OR filesystem?, i.e., I would like to add on a 1TB disk and have boinc use only that disk. I imagine this as being a modification to the boinc manager.

My reason would be to "know" were data is being written and allow for easier cleanup/disk management.
13) Message boards : Projects : seti@home availability (Message 46591)
Posted 4 Dec 2012 by robl
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what is the projected availability for seti@home? is the 4th still a possibility?
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc problems in Ubuntu (Message 46589)
Posted 4 Dec 2012 by robl
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Ross,

I am running ubuntu 12.04 and have installed BOINC w/o issues. I did it differenty then you did. I used the built in "ubuntu software center" app (NOT the Update Manager) and asked it to look for BOINC. It found two packages and I selected install on each of them. Do look closely at the packages to be sure that there are not duplicates of 32 bit vs. 64 bit. You do not want 32 bit on 64 bit machines because of library issues. This is fairly direct and should work without issues.

Also if you "uname -im" from the command line it should give you something like "x86_64 x86_64" showing you are running 64 bit. If you are running 64 bit and you download some other package it might be written for 32 bit and the libraries it needs will most likely not be installed on your 64 bit machine.

There can be other issues so you might want to check a write up I did on my website for Fedora. It might help you after you get it up and running but have other issues. The link is: http://www.usefulramblings.org/?page_id=3082

Hope this helps,

Ron
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc will not connect to Client-Local Host (Message 46588)
Posted 3 Dec 2012 by robl
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I had a very similar experience in Linux. If you are sure its not a port/firewall issue check to be sure the boinc-client is running. In my case the problem had to do with gui_rpc_auth.cfg file that gets installed with BOINC. In my case I had two files installed. Both contained an alpha-numeric string. This string is your BOINC password. In the Linux version go into the BOINC manager -> Advanced tab > Select Computer (should be same for Win I think). This will bring up a short menu wanting a user and passwd. Use "localhost" for user and the long alpha-numeric string in the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file. If that does not work and you have other files with this name try the string in each one of these files. One should work. You can look at my write up at
http://www.usefulramblings.org/?page_id=3082 if you wish. It written for Linux but might give some insight.

Hope this helps,

Ron




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