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Robert A. Black
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Message 7374 - Posted: 13 Jul 2004, 12:45:37 UTC

The Bionic instructions were incorrect. The proper command to make a file executable under UNIX is chmod 755 filename. Further, during the setup phase, the default asked for 100 Gb of disk space - very funny - I have only 40 in total, about 10 available. I cut this back to 2. When I ran, the software said "not enough resources allocated - see text below. In short, Bionic isn't ready for prime-time.

2004-07-13 08:27:55 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Project prefs: using your defaults
2004-07-13 08:27:55 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Host ID not assigned yet
2004-07-13 08:27:55 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2004-07-13 08:27:55 [---] Running CPU benchmarks
2004-07-13 08:27:55 [---] Suspending computation and network activity - running CPU benchmarks
2004-07-13 08:28:56 [---] Benchmark results:
2004-07-13 08:28:56 [---] Number of CPUs: 1
2004-07-13 08:28:56 [---] 371 double precision MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
2004-07-13 08:28:56 [---] 844 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
2004-07-13 08:28:56 [---] Finished CPU benchmarks
2004-07-13 08:28:57 [---] Resuming computation and network activity
2004-07-13 08:28:57 [---] Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more work
2004-07-13 08:28:57 [---] Fewer active results than CPUs; requesting more work
2004-07-13 08:28:57 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Requesting 17280 seconds of work
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Sending request to scheduler: http://setiboinc
data.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Scheduler RPC to http://setiboincdata.ssl.berk
eley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] General preferences have been updated
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [SETI@home] Message from server: No work available (there was work but you don't
have enough disk space allocated)
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [SETI@home] Message from server: No work available (there was work but you don't
have enough disk space allocated)
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [---] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-07-13 08:22:13)
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [---] General prefs: no separate prefs for work; using your defaults
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [SETI@home] Project prefs: no separate prefs for work; using your defaults
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 s
econds
2004-07-13 08:28:58 [SETI@home] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 s
econds
^C2004-07-13 08:30:44 [---] Received signal 2
2004-07-13 08:30:45 [---] Exit requested by user

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Message 7443 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 0:25:22 UTC
Last modified: 14 Jul 2004, 0:37:30 UTC

No, the instructions are correct. "chmod +x filename" is the best way to add executability to a file. Your method, "chmod 755 filename", not only adds the x bit but also assigns read permission for everyone and denies write permission for all but the user. Thus it's a little too broad to use in general instructions.

Edit: Mmm, u+x, even better. (Adds executability only for the owner of the file.)

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Message 7446 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 0:32:23 UTC

"The Bionic instructions were incorrect. The proper command to make a file executable under UNIX is chmod 755 filename."
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You are right. This is what they had.
Type 'chmod +x boinc_2.12_powerpc-apple-darwin7.0.0' (without the quotes)

This is what it should have been.
Type 'chmod u+x boinc_2.12_powerpc-apple-darwin7.0.0' (without the quotes)
(Notice the 'u' before the plus sign)

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Message 7451 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 0:38:08 UTC - in response to Message 7443.

> No, the instructions are correct. "chmod +x filename" is the best way to add
> executability to a file. Your method, "chmod 755 filename", not only adds the
> x bit but also assigns read permission for everyone and denies write
> permission for all but the user. Thus it's a little too broad to use in
> general instructions.
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I agree with you about 755. Using +x, however, without specifying 'u' for user gives everyone execute perms, which is probably not desired.

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Message 7453 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 0:40:23 UTC - in response to Message 7443.

> Edit: Mmm, u+x, even better. (Adds executability only for the owner of the
> file.)
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Ooops, I just saw you edited and added the 'u' right after I submitted.

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