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Message 6929 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007 | 17:00:36 UTC
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I am curious about the state of the Linux fleet on Pirates@Home. Can I ask the crew a couple of questions for those running BOINC on Linux:

1. How did you install BOINC on your system?
a) Vanilla: downloaded from BOINC web site and followed the instructions in that file
b) System: installed as a Unix "daemon" as described here.
c) Personal: installed in my own user account, as described here (formerly on the same page as the "daemon" installation, but recently moved).
d) Installed the Debian/Ubuntu .deb package, or it came with my installation
e) something else (like what?)

2. What package system does your Linux distribution use?
a) RPM (as used on Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, Mandriva, SUSE, or anything using yum) to install .rpm packages
b) apt-get (as used by Ubuntu, Debian, or other Debian derived distibutionss) to install .deb packages
c) Gentoo packages
d) Packages? we don't need no stinkin' packages. I install everything from source.
e) something else (like what?)

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Message 6931 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007 | 23:24:36 UTC

1. How did you install BOINC on your system?

In general - c. To elaborate, I have a Linux LTSP server with 4 clients. On each system it autostarts as the username of that system which autologs in. Not sure if that made sense but it works! I either use the Boinc***.sh from Berkeley to install or compile my own, depending on my mood.

2. What package system does your Linux distribution use?

b. apt-get on Debian Sid, although I've never installed Boinc that way.

Hope this helps Cap'n.
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Message 6932 - Posted: 24 Dec 2007 | 23:29:36 UTC

1. daemon

2. I have used Ubuntu packages, the BOINC standard file, and maybe rpm packages with fedora.
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Message 6934 - Posted: 25 Dec 2007 | 9:24:46 UTC

1. daemon install

2. rpm

(like you don't already know my details)
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Message 6936 - Posted: 25 Dec 2007 | 16:13:43 UTC

1. Mix between a and c. I download from the BOINC site but install it under my account. I don't follow the instructions in c.

2. RPM and apt-get
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Message 6943 - Posted: 30 Dec 2007 | 20:02:29 UTC

Well, the real result of the survey seems to be that there are only a handful of Linux users who'll bother to answer such a survey. :-) But I'm not complaining. It looks like we have some useful experience here for what I'm going to ask next. Standby...
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Message 6944 - Posted: 31 Dec 2007 | 0:30:35 UTC - in response to Message 6943.

Wormholio wrote:
Well, the real result of the survey seems to be that there are only a handful of Linux users who'll bother to answer such a survey. :-) But I'm not complaining. It looks like we have some useful experience here for what I'm going to ask next. Standby...


It very well could be that only a hand full of those running Linux read the post. I know that I go weeks and months without looking at the forums of the other projects that I'm attached too. As you can tell from the number of my posts that I tend to be a, LURKER -<:)
I have a Linux box setup, but I'm not crunching on it, yet. Had ongoing internal modem issues :( I think the modem issue has been solved :) Once I do start it up, it will be the first of four boxes to be running Linux.

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Message 6947 - Posted: 1 Jan 2008 | 11:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 6929.


I use the vanilla install (the self-extracting script) compiled from source.
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Message 6976 - Posted: 4 Jan 2008 | 21:14:56 UTC

1) a) + b) + c) - a separate dedicated boinc user, started as a daemon, using a modified combination of few startup scripts found around,
2) RPM (RHEL), but I'm not really versed in it.
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Message 6998 - Posted: 6 Jan 2008 | 21:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 6929.

Used the RPM (SUSE) after failing to get boincmgr to connect to an installation done the 'daemon' way. The client was fine, but the manager couldn't connect to it for some reason.

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Message 7063 - Posted: 10 Jan 2008 | 3:26:11 UTC

1) a+c ... directions?! we don't need no stinking directions.

2) rpm
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Message 7476 - Posted: 8 Apr 2008 | 15:05:00 UTC - in response to Message 6929.

Hi!

Although I’m not, strictly speaking, running Linux, my kernel
can execute Linux binaries. I’m running MirBSD of course ☺

Wormholio wrote:

1. How did you install BOINC on your system?

d) Installed the Debian/Ubuntu .deb package, or it came with my installation
e) something else (like what?)


Wormholio wrote:

2. What package system does your Linux distribution use?
e) something else (like what?)


I went with the MirPorts Framework (which is something comparable
to Gentoo’s portage), which automatically builds a binary package
from source (and patches it as needed) and installed that.
I’m running BOINC on a separate user account, but start it manually
when I need it (or rather, when I don’t need all of my computing
power).

While I don’t expect native MirBSD binaries from you anytime soon ☺
I hope your Linux binaries will work (some don’t, for instance if
they require libraries that aren’t available – if you use the -static
option while linking this will not be a problem – or syscalls which
are not emulated yet, like set_thread_area() – avoid these or glibc
versions that use it). These from WCG and Sudoku work, although some
WCG apps have issues. These from PrimeGrid don’t work, nor these from
Spinhenge (they need OpenGL and graphics).

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