Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of ServerIntro


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    1212If you take this approach, skip the rest of this page.
    1313
    14 Otherwise, you can potentially use any Unix system as a BOINC server
    15 (we recommend using a recent Linux release).
    16 The remainder of this page describes how to configure this
    17 system to act as a BOINC server.
     14Otherwise, you can potentially use any Unix system as a BOINC server;
     15we recommend using a recent Linux release.
     16A cookbook for setting up a BOINC server on a Debian 4.0 system is [#DebianCookbook here].
     17
     18The following sections describes how to configure any Linux system to act as a BOINC server.
    1819
    1920== Groups and permissions ==
     
    106107}}}
    107108
     109== Cookbook for Debian 4.0 ==
     110
     111=== Install software prerequisites ===
     112packages needed for BOINC:
     113
     114{{{
     115apache2-mpm-prefork
     116libapache2-mod-php5
     117mysql-client-5.0
     118mysql-server-5.0
     119php5-mysql
     120php5-cli
     121php5-gd
     122phpmyadmin
     123python-mysqldb
     124m4
     125make
     126autoconf
     127automake1.9
     128gcc-4.1
     129g++-4.1
     130libssl-dev
     131libmysql++-dev
     132libglut3-dev
     133glutg3-dev
     134libglui-dev
     135libglitz-glx1-dev
     136libsdl1.2-dev
     137libcurl3-dev
     138freeglut3
     139freeglut3-dev
     140libsm-dev
     141libice-dev
     142libxmu-dev
     143libxi-dev
     144libx11-dev
     145libjpeg62-dev
     146libgtk2.0-0
     147libgtk2.0-0-dev
     148libtool
     149subversion
     150vim
     151}}}
     152optional packages for a graphical desktop manager
     153{{{
     154kdebase
     155kde-guidance
     156synaptic
     157iceweasel
     158xserver-org
     159}}}
     160
     161This list contains all necessary packages for the BOINC server and the client components. At first startup, these packages should be installed with aptitude. The graphical desktop manager is optional, but makes the configuration of the server a bit easier.
     162      The list contains no security packages to secure your server! Please ask your system administrator or read a good linux book on how to secure your server against attacks.
     163
     164        Hint: You can search packages within aptitude by pressing the ‘/’ key.
     165
     166=== Create a new BOINC user account ===
     167      Login as user ‘notroot’ with the password: ‘thoughtpolice’ (downloaded image only)
     168
     169      Go to ‘K-Menu’ -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘System Administration’ -> ‘User Management’, claim administrative privileges with password: ‘thoughtpolice’ (downloaded image only)
     170
     171      Create a new user, for example: boincadm
     172
     173      After that go to the ‘Groups’ tab and add the user ‘www-data’ to the group ‘boincadm’.
     174
     175      Logout and login again as user boincadm if this is done.
     176=== Configuration of the MySQL server ===
     177      Open a new console window (’K-menu’ -> ‘Debian’ -> ‘XShells’ -> ‘Konsole’).
     178
     179      Define a new MySQL root password.
     180{{{
     181$ mysqladmin -h localhost -u root password mysqlrootpw {or own}
     182}}}
     183      Create a new MySQL database user account.
     184{{{
     185      $ mysql -h localhost -u root -p
     186      > GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'boincadm'@'localhost';
     187      > SET PASSWORD FOR 'boincadm'@'localhost'='';
     188}}}
     189The permissions can be limited to project database only, later;
     190Defining an empty password simplifies the installation, can be changed later.
     191
     192=== Install the wxWidget library ===
     193      Download the latest wxGTK version [http://www.wxwidgets.org/downloads/ here].
     194
     195      Extract the contents of the file into ~/wxGTK-2.8.3
     196
     197      After this enter the following commands into the console window in this order:
     198{{{
     199$ cd ~/wxGTK-2.8.3
     200$ mkdir gtkbuild
     201$ cd gtkbuild
     202$ ../configure --with-gtk --disable-shared
     203$ make
     204$ su root
     205# make install
     206# ldconfig
     207# exit
     208}}}
     209      The commands configure and make could take a while, so you can fetch some coffee. ;)
     210=== Download the BOINC source code ===
     211      The latest development version can be obtained with:
     212{{{
     213$ cd ~
     214$ svn co http://boinc.berkeley.edu/svn/trunk/boinc boinc_trunk
     215To update the source code just go into the main directory and enter:
     216$ cd ~/boinc_trunk
     217$ svn update
     218}}}
     219A stable client version can be obtained with the following commands:
     220{{{
     221$ cd ~
     222$ svn co http://boinc.berkeley.edu/svn/tags/boinc_core_release_5_9_5/boinc boinc_595
     223}}}
     224          Hint: Normally you won’t need a self-compiled client, you can always get the latest one from here.
     225
     226=== Compiling BOINC source code ===
     227      Enter the following commands into the console window:
     228{{{
     229$ cd ~/boinc_trunk
     230$ ./_autosetup
     231$ ./configure
     232$ make
     233}}}
     234That’s everything you need to know about compiling the BOINC software. Now you you are able to create your own BOINC project. I’m going to explain this in my next entry.