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Message 784343 - Posted: 19 Jul 2008, 14:58:05 UTC

Since a few days I cannot upload or download anything with boinc/setiathome anymore.

I'm using boinc client version 5.10.45 for i586-pc- linux-gnu and setiathome_enhanced version 5.27 on Mandriva Linux Cooker.

As Cooker changes daily I tried to find any programme or library change that might have been the cause, but going back to the older version before I stopped being able to connect made no difference, so that does not appear to be the cause.

I reinstalled boinc from scratch: no difference.

When I try to upload any of the finished tasks I get above error; when I tried to update, I get: "[error] Couldn't start download of scheduler list: http error"

It would appear that the above error has to do something with he way curl connects with the aide of the file "ca-bundle.crt" in my BOINC directory, but there appears nothing wrong with that. I also tried with the same file from /etc/pki/certs, but that made no difference either.

Now I am at loss what to try and would appreciate any assistance to connect again. Thanks i.a.

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Message 784671 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 10:00:11 UTC

Looks like a library problem. Which BOINC client do you use ?
Have you tried the offical BOINC client from boinc.berkeley.edu ? - So far I know is it liked staticly, so you should not have this library problems...
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Message 784690 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 12:14:30 UTC - in response to Message 784671.

Looks like a library problem. Which BOINC client do you use ?
Have you tried the offical BOINC client from boinc.berkeley.edu ? - So far I know is it liked staticly, so you should not have this library problems...


I have the official BOINC client from boinc.berkeley.edu: latest version 5.10.45 for i586-pc-linux-gnu, so how can I fix it?
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Message 784691 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 12:19:58 UTC

Could you please post the messages from a connection attempt when this errror happens.
Also the output from "ldd boinc_client" would be helpfull.
Do you use an proxy or firewall ?
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Message 784728 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 14:18:48 UTC - in response to Message 784691.

Could you please post the messages from a connection attempt when this errror happens.


See above in my first post:
[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
and
[error] Couldn't start download of scheduler list: http error


Also the output from "ldd boinc_client" would be helpfull.
Do you use an proxy or firewall ?


I don't have boinc_client. I suppose you mean boincmgr? That gives:
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7c1f000)
libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7b7b000)
libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0xb7b5e000)
libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 (0xb7b42000)
libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xb7b13000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xb7b02000)
libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0xb7af9000)
libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 (0xb7af0000)
libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0xb7ae9000)
libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0xb7adf000)
libXcomposite.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcomposite.so.1 (0xb7adc000)
libXdamage.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXdamage.so.1 (0xb7ad8000)
libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0xb7a94000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb7982000)
libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0xb797d000)
libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xb793b000)
libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0xb7937000)
libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0xb7931000)
librt.so.1 => /lib/i686/librt.so.1 (0xb7928000)
libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xb7866000)
libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0xb7863000)
libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 (0xb785a000)
libnsl.so.1 => /lib/libnsl.so.1 (0xb7843000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb783f000)
libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xb782a000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb7739000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7721000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/i686/libm.so.6 (0xb76fb000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb75ad000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb759f000)
libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 (0xb7594000)
libcairo.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2 (0xb7525000)
libgio-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0 (0xb74b1000)
libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 (0xb7486000)
libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0xb7405000)
libxml2.so.2 => /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 (0xb72cd000)
libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb72ca000)
libxcb-xlib.so.0 => /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 (0xb72c8000)
libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xb72ab000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb807d000)
libpcre.so.0 => /lib/libpcre.so.0 (0xb7281000)
libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 (0xb7267000)
libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0xb723d000)
libpixman-1.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0xb720e000)
libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xb7208000)

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Message 784737 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 15:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 784728.
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Could you please post the messages from a connection attempt when this errror happens.


See above in my first post:
[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
and
[error] Couldn't start download of scheduler list: http error

I would see the messages in the context what exactly happening !

Do you have the boinc or boincclient binary in your BOINc directory. - I need the ldd from the BOINC client binary.
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Message 784750 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 15:25:16 UTC - in response to Message 784737.

From your previous msg: I don't use a proxy or firewall (except shorewall/iptables, of course).


Could you please post the messages from a connection attempt when this errror happens.
I would see the messages in the context what exactly happening !


Okay:

Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||Resuming network activity
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 hr 43 min 36 sec on upload of 28my08ae.30139.13569.7.8.81_1_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 2 hr 25 min 8 sec on upload of 29my08ag.15927.9479.7.8.112_0_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 hr 31 min 11 sec on upload of 29fe08ac.2226.20932.6.8.79_1_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of 29fe08ac.26529.8253.8.8.25_0_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:19:57 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of 23mr08ad.19604.19704.7.8.209_1_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:07 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:07 UTC|SETI@home|[error] Couldn't start download of scheduler list: http error
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:10 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:10 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 3 hr 22 min 26 sec on upload of 31mr08ac.30252.72.6.8.228_1_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:58 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:58 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of 29fe08ac.26529.8253.8.8.25_0_0
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:58 UTC||[error] Couldn't create curlEasy handle
Sun 20 Jul 2008 15:20:58 UTC|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of 23mr08ad.19604.19704.7.8.209_1_0

Do you have the boinc or boincclient binary in your BOINc directory. - I need the ldd from the BOINC client binary.


I have boinc:

ldd boinc
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libnsl.so.1 => /lib/libnsl.so.1 (0xb804e000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb804a000)
libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xb8036000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb7f45000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0 (0xb7f2d000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/i686/libm.so.6 (0xb7f07000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0xb7db8000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb808f000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb7daa000)

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Message 785465 - Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 20:49:36 UTC - in response to Message 784750.

One more bit of information: counting backwards I found that the moment my seti connection to the seti server stopped working was during last week's server outage for maintenance on Tuesday evening: early evening I uploaded my last few tasks that I could get through, these same are still "Ready to report".

I dunno if it has any bearing, but chances are.
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Message 786870 - Posted: 25 Jul 2008, 10:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 785465.

I'm working on my last task I downloaded before the error appeared and the oldest tasks are nearly overdue.

So I do hope somebody can give me some clues to fix this. Thanks i.a. !
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Message 787440 - Posted: 26 Jul 2008, 10:08:17 UTC - in response to Message 786870.

I found the cause of the problem: /etc/nsswitch.conf was not readable to the user. Fixed and working again.

Thanks for your time.
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