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Dr. Eric M. Bowman
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Message 749826 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 8:43:26 UTC
Last modified: 8 May 2008, 8:45:06 UTC

OK - I know I am being a noob and missing something simple - but I am getting this error:

Thu 8 May 04:03:21 2008|SETI@home|Task 04mr08aa.22188.22378.3.8.185_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
Thu 8 May 04:03:21 2008|SETI@home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
Thu 8 May 04:10:21 2008|SETI@home|Resuming task 03mr08aj.11218.13569.6.8.120_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 528
Thu 8 May 04:10:48 2008|SETI@home|Resuming task 03mr08ah.24062.4571.8.8.175_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 528
Thu 8 May 04:13:24 2008||Can't rename client_state_next.xml to client_state.xml; check file and directory permissions
Thu 8 May 04:13:24 2008||rename client_state_next.xml to client_state.xml returned error 2: No such file or directory
Thu 8 May 04:13:24 2008||[error] Couldn't write state file: system rename

Any advice or help would be appreciated greatly.
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Message 750099 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 21:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 749826.

Any advice or help would be appreciated greatly.

When you have a permissions problem, it can easily be corrected by running the boinc installer package...
Even if Boinc Manager is already installed, the installer will fix the permissions... Pretty slick if you ask me... ;)
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Message 750333 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 8:23:03 UTC

Many thanks for the response. I'll give it a go.
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