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Message 735183 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 1:52:11 UTC

I've downloaded this file several times. The result is always the same. It won't work. I think the problem might be with the download itself. It's 4.26 MB and it downloads in about a second. Now as much as I'd like to think I'm on the "big pipe" I know my max download speed is about 160KB. I never liked math but I'm pretty sure that 160KB into 4.26 MB equals more than a second.

Is there a possibility that the download is faulty or is this just an oversight on my part somewhere. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10.5 which is debian related. Every time I try to install the download I get:
axxe@axxe-desktop:~$ sh bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh
sh: Can't open bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh

So either I'm doing something wrong or there is another problem I'm not aware of. Yes, I'm a noobie and this is driving me nuts because I took my Windows PC and installed Ubuntu, which of course cut my seti client PC's in half.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris

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Message 735218 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 3:30:36 UTC

I would suggest installing BOINC from the Ubuntu repositories. That way it is automatically integrated into your system. It will automatically start running during boot and as new versions come out, it will be updated through Ubuntu's update manager.

Use the Synaptic package manager (System -> Administration). Check your repositories (Settings -> Repositories) and make sure the "universe" box is checked. Once the list of packages have been updated there should be several boinc related packages available. You need to install "boinc-client" and "boinc-manager." You do not need "boinc-app-seti."

Once it is installed, BOINC should be in your Applications menu under Accessories.
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Message 735247 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 5:02:42 UTC - in response to Message 735218.

I would suggest installing BOINC from the Ubuntu repositories. That way it is automatically integrated into your system. It will automatically start running during boot and as new versions come out, it will be updated through Ubuntu's update manager.

Use the Synaptic package manager (System -> Administration). Check your repositories (Settings -> Repositories) and make sure the "universe" box is checked. Once the list of packages have been updated there should be several boinc related packages available. You need to install "boinc-client" and "boinc-manager." You do not need "boinc-app-seti."

Once it is installed, BOINC should be in your Applications menu under Accessories.


No "universe" box in the repositories. Is there a web address I can "add"?

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Message 735310 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 10:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 735183.

axxe@axxe-desktop:~$ sh bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh
sh: Can't open bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh


A typo methinks :)
Also, the install file "usually" comes down without execute permission, so you could try
chmod +x boinc_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh
and then retry your
sh ./boinc_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh

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Message 735312 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 10:47:55 UTC - in response to Message 735247.
Last modified: 6 Apr 2008, 10:50:44 UTC

I would suggest installing BOINC from the Ubuntu repositories. That way it is automatically integrated into your system. It will automatically start running during boot and as new versions come out, it will be updated through Ubuntu's update manager.

Use the Synaptic package manager (System -> Administration). Check your repositories (Settings -> Repositories) and make sure the "universe" box is checked. Once the list of packages have been updated there should be several boinc related packages available. You need to install "boinc-client" and "boinc-manager." You do not need "boinc-app-seti."

Once it is installed, BOINC should be in your Applications menu under Accessories.


No "universe" box in the repositories. Is there a web address I can "add"?

You'll find instructions for adding Ubuntu repositories here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

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Message 735544 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 20:10:05 UTC - in response to Message 735310.

axxe@axxe-desktop:~$ sh bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh
sh: Can't open bonic_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh


A typo methinks :)
Also, the install file "usually" comes down without execute permission, so you could try
chmod +x boinc_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh
and then retry your
sh ./boinc_5.10.45_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh


Yes, that was one of the commands I typed. I do have the program running now and the "universe" was checked. My mistake, I didn't read the entire line of the repositories. The client and manager were in the list of files when I refreshed.

I still think there is a problem with the download. It's just to fast.

Thanks to all.

Chris

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