Posts by David Melik

1) Message boards : Android : Move Project Data to SDCard (Message 81339)
Posted 17 Sep 2017 by David Melik
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Again (my reply to old thread,) what about the case one roots a device? Would it work then, or still more work needs to be done?
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : different CPID than on BOINCstats BAM!? (Message 81255)
Posted 15 Sep 2017 by David Melik
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Apparently I have a different CPID here than on BOINCstats BAM! (though same email address.) My CPID here is outdated, how can I get it updated?
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Do you lose credits from closed projects? How do you see/fix your full list? (Message 80615)
Posted 31 Aug 2017 by David Melik
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Yeah, I started using a new email address, but I think I changed it in all my old projects. Would it be best to change back?
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Do you lose credits from closed projects? How do you see/fix your full list? (Message 80564)
Posted 30 Aug 2017 by David Melik
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I used BOINC since 2000s, and a few years ago, it stopped working on my main OS. After installing & running on other computers, I lost half my credits, then more, while also completing some thousands more. The credits never returned as it's said should happen in a few days, but I see, maybe it's because several projects closed and are no longer listed... do you lose credits for that? I looked them up somewhere like ‘BOINC World Stats,’ which I'm not sure exists anymore. If I'm wrong, and my credits are still there, what do I need to do, and what sites do I need to check, to see/fix my full list? I also see none of my computers listed in my account here, though I'm running BOINC on two or three daily... I also see I have a different cross-project ID here and on BAM.
5) Message boards : Android : Move BOINC to SD card (Message 77771)
Posted 7 May 2017 by David Melik
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>Over 2y ago, Ageless wrote:
>
> No, at the moment the BOINC for Android app cannot use the SD card yet. That is slated for a future version.
>
>And now?

One reason was not being allowed to run certain programs on the SD card. What if we root the device?

It's sad to not see BOINC running as well as it could anymore on Android (like some ported versions, such as Native BOINC, that used to be maintained that would move data to SD card) since it's the most popular OS now... much potential computing power lost.
6) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't run BOINC anymore--not compiled for more traditional POSIX operating systems, and incomplete compile instructions (Message 71209)
Posted 5 Aug 2016 by David Melik
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Wasn't it clear now all I have to build is the manager? When I follow instructions on one of the URLs in the INSTALL file, rather than that file (which conflicts with both in describing configure) except I also add ‘--enable-manager’ to configure, make just has the following error: ‘cp: cannot stat '../../../stage//usr/local/bin/boincmgr': No such file or directory.’ So, INSTALL is incomplete (doesn't say to make) and you have three conflicting sets of instructions that don't describe all situations well, and some sort of problem with the source that they won't do what seems right for some/all of those instructions.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't run BOINC anymore--not compiled for more traditional POSIX operating systems, and incomplete compile instructions (Message 71206)
Posted 4 Aug 2016 by David Melik
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Slackware (64-bit) 14.2, which has all the libraries you need for this, or are available from a quasi-official source. Boinc source INSTALL (incomplete) http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CompileClient , http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/BuildSystem (all three say quite different things.)
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't run BOINC anymore--not compiled for more traditional POSIX operating systems, and incomplete compile instructions (Message 71162)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by David Melik
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Actually, as I suspected, a knowledgeable Slackware user/programmer said, also according to a LinuxQuestions.org Slackware forum thread, the above error isn't as it may seem, some sort of non-traditional directory structure, but is that the stable version of BOINC now uses an outdated C++ application programming interface (API.) When is the next version going to finally be out?

Despite the source's (7.6.32) incomplete instructions, I was able to compile the main program, after doing something the instructions didn't say, and later making sense of the two URLs it links to that have conflicting information. When following one of those that made more sense, I was able to compile more stuff... except the BOINC manager. It looks like the source tries to compile it but doesn't have its own files (I didn't use ‘--disable-manager,’ there is just some source and/or Makefile problem.)

I'd like to use 7.6.32 but am not going to run it without the manager on my PC... maybe if I had a server I'd want to use for BOINC.
9) Message boards : Questions and problems : Can't run BOINC anymore--not compiled for more traditional POSIX operating systems, and incomplete compile instructions (Message 71161)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by David Melik
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I used to be in the top 3% of contributors of hours to computation for BOINC projects, but I haven't been able to run BOINC for years. It seems it's not compiled for more traditional POSIX-type operating systems anymore, there hasn't been an update in years, and the source's compilation instructions are incomplete. I'm disappointed, compared to the early years of BOINC. This is the error I get.

/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /lib64/libssl.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)
/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /usr/lib64/libcurl.so.4: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)
/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)


I don't think it's standard to have a path starting from root ‘/lib64.’ I don't know what the problem is with the other, libcurl, but that file is there, and more likely was something done with the compilation of BOINC rather than Slackware, which is arguably the #1 computer programming/science development system.
10) Message boards : Questions and problems : also using BOINC for Android? (Message 51344)
Posted 17 Nov 2013 by David Melik
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I have used BOINC since the mid-2000s. Now I got my first tablet PC and downloaded BOINC, but how do I login?
11) Message boards : Questions and problems : questions on SMP running of BOINC (Message 50827)
Posted 11 Oct 2013 by David Melik
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Thanks.
12) Message boards : Questions and problems : questions on SMP running of BOINC (Message 50775)
Posted 5 Oct 2013 by David Melik
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I just started using BOINC again recently and there is something I am not sure I ever really knew. When I set BOINC to use only a percent of CPUs (i.e. on an SMP system), can it still use 100% when I am doing nothing with my computer, or do I have to set BOINC to use '0%' then, so it presumably uses whatever it can use? I want to make BOINC use a small percentage of my CPUs all the time unless I suspend it, and '100%' (or close) if that works (considering that system processes, and maybe other, less important, stuff in the background, take a small percentage of CPU capacity), when I am not using it. Is there any way to do that?
13) Message boards : Questions and problems : have not been able to run BOINC for very close to a year, because it uses an old SSL library version (Message 50774)
Posted 5 Oct 2013 by David Melik
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I wish I had heard a reply. I figured out what the problem was but forgot what it was, though I am using BOINC most of the time again now.
14) Message boards : Questions and problems : have not been able to run BOINC for very close to a year, because it uses an old SSL library version (Message 50265)
Posted 21 Aug 2013 by David Melik
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Yes. Sometimes I have commented that out, but it always used to work even with nothing commented out. After I run the script and start BOINC Manager, it will just not connect to my account manager.

#!/bin/sh
# start/stop/restart BOINC

# start BOINC:
boinc_start() {

#!/bin/sh
cd /var/lib/boinc
su user -c /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc&
su user -c "/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://boincstats.com/bam/ dchmelik password&"
#su user -c /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boincmgr&
cd

}

# Stop BOINC:
boinc_stop() {
  killall boinc
}

case "$1" in
'start')
  boinc_start
  ;;
'stop')
  boinc_stop
  ;;
*)
  echo "usage $0 start|stop|restart"
esac
15) Message boards : Questions and problems : have not been able to run BOINC for very close to a year, because it uses an old SSL library version (Message 50242)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by David Melik
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Actually, this is what I get when I run my boinc start script (that runs it as a non-root/-wheel user):

root@cosmos:~# rc.boinc start
root@cosmos:~# /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /lib64/libssl.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)
/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /usr/lib64/libcurl.so.4: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)
/usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc: /lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by /usr/local/lib64/boinc/boinc)
can't connect to local host
19-Aug-2013 21:12:54 [---] No config file found - using defaults
.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : have not been able to run BOINC for very close to a year, because it uses an old SSL library version (Message 50241)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by David Melik
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Ok; maybe I am wrong and something else is configured wrong... maybe it is my BAM account or something... whatever it is, it seems I cannot connect to any projects.
17) Message boards : Questions and problems : have not been able to run BOINC for very close to a year, because it uses an old SSL library version (Message 50183)
Posted 12 Aug 2013 by David Melik
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I ran BOINC for years, then could not, because my OS's--Slackware's--OpenSSL 0.9.8 became old. Since Slackware 14 (in September 2012) it has OpenSSL 1.0.1 and higher, which I am pretty sure is stable, because the beta releases were replaced by a plain version 1.0.1 in March 2012. However, even the development version of BOINC seems over a year out of date, as it will not run with any OpenSSL 1.0.1+. How soon is BOINC's OpenSSL going to be updated?
18) Message boards : Questions and problems : problem with the GUI client, and perhaps manager (Message 47548)
Posted 28 Jan 2013 by David Melik
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Lately I tried a couple times to start using BOINC again, after it became too new for the previous Slackware. I had run the following script on boot or after starting X/KDE.

#!/bin/sh
# start/stop/restart BOINC

# start BOINC:
boinc_start() {

#!/bin/sh
cd /var/lib/boinc
su u -c /usr/local/lib64/BOINC/boinc&
su u -c "/usr/local/lib64/BOINC/boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com/ account password&"
su u -c /usr/local/lib64/BOINC/boincmgr&
cd

}

# Stop BOINC:
boinc_stop() {
  killall boinc
}

case "$1" in
'start')
  boinc_start
  ;;
'stop')
  boinc_stop
  ;;
*)
  echo "usage $0 start|stop|restart"
esac


When I run this, it does not give me the option to connect to BAM--I suppose my command already does it, which I think it should. However, sometimes this script starts a GUI client that calls itself a second boincmanager, or maybe this is after I switch to advanced mode and it lets me login to BAM. Then, when I login to BAM, it does not show any of my projects. I think I had to synchronize it to login, but I also recall having to login individually even though I have a BAM account. I do not really recall the process of running BOINC, but none of this is my main problem, which is that sometimes when I start the GUI client and even get to the point of choosing to synchronize with BAM, all the menu bar menus disappear except part of the letter 'F' on the 'File' menu. I am running xorg 1.12.13 and KDE 4.5 in a framebuffer. All other GUI programs display fine.
19) Message boards : BOINC client : BOINC 6.6.41 errors (Message 28450)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by David Melik
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I had some errors in the previous version that seem to have been ignored (below.)

01-Nov-2009 15:52:37 [Leiden Classical] [error] Error reported by file upload server: nbytes missing or negative
01-Nov-2009 15:52:37 [Leiden Classical] [error] Error reported by file upload server: length of file /home/boinc/Classical/upload/14c/wu_78596477_1254815163_42105_1_1 2970 bytes != offset 0 bytes
01-Nov-2009 15:52:37 [Leiden Classical] Giving up on upload of wu_78596477_1254815163_42105_1_0: permanent upload error
SIGSEGV: segmentation violation
Stack trace (8 frames):
./boinc(boinc_catch_signal+0x43)[0x454b83]
/lib64/libpthread.so.0[0x7f57d5a94f30]
./boinc[0x440809]
./boinc[0x440b29]
./boinc[0x416fe6]
./boinc[0x43f236]
/lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0x7f57d54af526]
./boinc(__gxx_personality_v0+0x1c9)[0x405ce9]


When I restarted it said the following and exited/crashed.

SIGPIPE: write on a pipe with no reader
SIGPIPE: write on a pipe with no reader
20) Message boards : BOINC client : errors running BOINC 6.6.40 in Slackware64 (Message 28442)
Posted 1 Nov 2009 by David Melik
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6.6.41 works fine. A problem might have been that I did not xhost +localhost and export DISPLAY=0:0.0 with my X user rather than root, but I think the other problems were something else.


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