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Message 263620 - Posted: 17 Mar 2006, 20:56:43 UTC

I am trying to learn Solaris by myself and wondered if someone can give me some short and simple way I can install seti on my Sparc with Solaris 10.

this will help me learn more about Solaris. thanks
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Message 263774 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 2:23:14 UTC

ok, I figured out how to get the cmd line working but not sure how to enter my information
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Message 263873 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 10:06:31 UTC - in response to Message 263774.

ok, I figured out how to get the cmd line working but not sure how to enter my information

At the boinc wiwki : http://boinc-wiki.ath.cx/index.php?title=Main_Page is almost everything documented. - There are also a lot of good install dokumentations.

You need to attach to the project with this command : " boinc_client -attach_project http://setiathome.berkely.edu $ACCOUNT_KEY" <- Change $ACCOUNT_KEY in the command in the accountkey, you get from the project per email.

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Message 263903 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 12:26:50 UTC - in response to Message 263873.

ok, I figured out how to get the cmd line working but not sure how to enter my information

At the boinc wiwki : http://boinc-wiki.ath.cx/index.php?title=Main_Page is almost everything documented. - There are also a lot of good install dokumentations.

You need to attach to the project with this command : " boinc_client -attach_project http://setiathome.berkely.edu $ACCOUNT_KEY" <- Change $ACCOUNT_KEY in the command in the accountkey, you get from the project per email.



Cool.. thanks I guess I missed the wiki page
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Message 263944 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 13:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 263774.


sheesh, just when I think I have something... I don't

I opened file manager, started run_client, it said insuffient work so I put in
/boinc_client -attach_project http://setiathome.berkely.edu ACCOUNT KEY
and it did nothing. yes, I changed "ACCOUNT KEY" to my account.

there was no instructions for boinc on a sparc computer so I tried the boinc on solaris x86 just so I could get a feeling for it. did no good.

but it did say to open boincmgr. so I did and it says
ld.so.1: boincmgr: fatal: libexpat.so.0: open failed: No such file or directory

did I miss a step somewhere?


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Message 263994 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 14:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 263944.


sheesh, just when I think I have something... I don't

I opened file manager, started run_client, it said insuffient work so I put in
/boinc_client -attach_project http://setiathome.berkely.edu ACCOUNT KEY
and it did nothing. yes, I changed "ACCOUNT KEY" to my account.

Can you please post the messages from the boinc client.


there was no instructions for boinc on a sparc computer so I tried the boinc on solaris x86 just so I could get a feeling for it. did no good.

The attach projedure are still the same on every unix. But at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/solaris.php are some special solaris notes.


but it did say to open boincmgr. so I did and it says
ld.so.1: boincmgr: fatal: libexpat.so.0: open failed: No such file or directory

You need to have the libexpat, libiconv (gettext package) and the libgcc installed for the boinc mananager, boinc client and the setiathome app. - You can download it at www.sunfreeware.com
Please look into this thread for more details : http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=26222

Also, there was a lot of question about this toppic in the help desk in the past . The search engine on the help desk will point you to a lot of more threads...


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Message 264001 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 14:42:40 UTC

2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.43 for sparc-sun-solaris2.7
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Data directory: /BOINC
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Remote control not allowed; using loopback address
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more


that is what I was getting from the client
here is what I am getting from mgr

ld.so.1: boincmgr: fatal: libexpat.so.0: open failed: No such file or directory


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Message 264185 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 18:37:15 UTC - in response to Message 264001.

2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.43 for sparc-sun-solaris2.7
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Data directory: /BOINC
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Remote control not allowed; using loopback address
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more


that is what I was getting from the client

Can you please post the complete output beginning from the startup.
Also it is better to start the boinc_client from a terminal, and not with the filemanager.
It could also be, that in your boinc directory are two files called stderrdae.txt and stdoutdae.txt. - If the two files exist, can you please post the output, too.

In your computers list are no solaris system shown, so it looks like something going wrong with the attachment to the project...
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Message 264405 - Posted: 18 Mar 2006, 23:20:59 UTC - in response to Message 264185.

2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.43 for sparc-sun-solaris2.7
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Data directory: /BOINC
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Remote control not allowed; using loopback address
2006-03-18 08:48:16 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more


that is what I was getting from the client

Can you please post the complete output beginning from the startup.
Also it is better to start the boinc_client from a terminal, and not with the filemanager.
It could also be, that in your boinc directory are two files called stderrdae.txt and stdoutdae.txt. - If the two files exist, can you please post the output, too.

In your computers list are no solaris system shown, so it looks like something going wrong with the attachment to the project...




thats all I am getting. :)

Also it is better to start the boinc_client from a terminal, and not with the filemanager.


what other way are you speaking of?

I can start boinc from console? or terminal?

btw, thanks for your help, your very kind to a newb :D

what I probably need is someone in the Austin area to let me come by and teach me the basics.

tony


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Message 264869 - Posted: 19 Mar 2006, 11:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 264405.

thats all I am getting. :)

Very strange.

I can start boinc from console? or terminal?

Yes, I meaned console or a terminal.

btw, thanks for your help, your very kind to a newb :D

Your welcome.

what I probably need is someone in the Austin area to let me come by and teach me the basics.

I will look if I find some web based unix trainings and documentations about Unix...

But back to you seti problem...
Some steps, how the boinc client can be installed :
- Open a terminal
- Go into the directory, where your boinc_client is. - You can find the boinc binary with the command "find / -name boinc_client"
- cd to the directory, where it is installed, for example "cd /home/seti".
- For safeity reasons, let us delete all the xml files : "rm *xml"
- Start the boinc client with the attach_project option :
"boinc_client -attach_project $ACCOUNT_KEY" <- Change $ACCOUNT_KEY in the key you get from the project.
Now you should get a lot of more output like before. The boinc client will do a benchmark, attach to the seti project, download the seti app and download a workunit.

If you have installed the librarys I have posted in my last postings, you can also attach with the boinc manager :
- Open a terminal
- Find the boinc_client binary
- cd to the directory where the boinc_client is.
- Start the boinc_client
- Open another terminal
- cd to the directory where the boinc_client is.
- Start the boincmgr
- Let the connect to the system and password blank (Press only OK on the password dialog.
- Click to "projects" and "attach to project" and enter the questions, the boincmanager needs to attach...
- Now the boinc client will do benchmark and download of the seti app and seti WUs.



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Message 265111 - Posted: 19 Mar 2006, 17:48:06 UTC - in response to Message 264869.
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Message 265114 - Posted: 19 Mar 2006, 17:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 264869.

If you have installed the librarys I have posted in my last postings, you can also attach with the boinc manager :


another strange thing. I couldn't find a downloadable from sunfreeware. it was listed in exlib but not a link to download from.

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Message 265138 - Posted: 19 Mar 2006, 18:27:24 UTC - in response to Message 265114.
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If you have installed the librarys I have posted in my last postings, you can also attach with the boinc manager :


another strange thing. I couldn't find a downloadable from sunfreeware. it was listed in exlib but not a link to download from.

I have no problem to download it, the links are ok. You must click to SPARC/Solaris 10, and select the package. Also this ftp links work for me - You need to download and install all these three packages :
ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/10/expat-1.95.5-sol10-sparc-local.gz
ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/10/libiconv-1.8-sol10-sparc-local.gz
ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/10/libgcc-3.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

You could also try to download it from a mirror...

Here you will find some links about the installation and configuration of the packages :
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=26222
http://www.sunfreeware.com/download.html
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