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Message 793354 - Posted: 5 Aug 2008, 16:35:28 UTC

Hi there,

I´m still got the problem, that I can´t start the "run_manager" after unpacking the downloaded file.

Well, I´m using OpenSUSE 10.1 on an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3200+ and try to use the file "boinc_6.2.14_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh". After unpacking I recieved the failure:


india572:/var/BOINC # ./run_manager
./run_manager: line 1: /var/BOINC/boincmgr: cannot execute binary file
./run_manager: line 1: /var/BOINC/boincmgr: Success
india572:/var/BOINC #


The file "boincmgr" is an 64bit executable, which is shown there:

india572:/var/BOINC # file boinc*
boinc: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
boinc_cmd: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
boinccmd: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
boincmgr: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, AMD x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
boincmgr.16x16.png: PNG image data, 16 x 16, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
boincmgr.32x32.png: PNG image data, 32 x 32, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
boincmgr.48x48.png: PNG image data, 48 x 48, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
india572:/var/BOINC #


does anyone have an idea? whats my failure?

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Message 797841 - Posted: 14 Aug 2008, 16:08:04 UTC

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Message 797860 - Posted: 14 Aug 2008, 16:45:06 UTC
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what does "ls -la boinc*" and "ls -la "run*" say ? - Is the file executable ?

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Message 799515 - Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 4:15:46 UTC


india572:/var/BOINC # ls -la boinc*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1000 1000 1918496 Jul 17 22:47 boinc
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1000 1000 226072 Jul 10 19:04 boinc_cmd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1000 1000 226072 Jul 17 22:47 boinccmd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1000 1000 6729200 Jul 17 22:47 boincmgr
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 815 May 7 05:37 boincmgr.16x16.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 2395 May 7 05:37 boincmgr.32x32.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1000 1000 5570 May 7 05:37 boincmgr.48x48.png


and


india572:/var/BOINC # ls -la run*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 35 Aug 5 18:27 run_client
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38 Aug 5 18:27 run_manager

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Message 801573 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 7:18:53 UTC

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Message 801594 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 10:06:24 UTC

I see not real error on the outputs you have posted.
Could you please try to redownload the BOINC client again. - I have the impression that it is eventualy a corrupted binary.
What happens with the newer BOINC client 6.x ?

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Message 801601 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 11:12:04 UTC

i redownloaded the old and the newer package and always got the result shown above.

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Message 801603 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 11:21:23 UTC

well.

I just downloaded the 6.2.15 for older linux (not for 64bit actually) and it works fine.

But: where do I configure the client? I didn´t found any config-file.

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Message 801606 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 11:52:51 UTC - in response to Message 801603.
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I just downloaded the 6.2.15 for older linux (not for 64bit actually) and it works fine.

Hm, eventualy there is a problem on your Linux installation ? - Do you have a 64 bit Linux installed ?


But: where do I configure the client? I didn´t found any config-file.

You need to start the boinc client by cd into the directory where the boinc client is installed. Now, start a new terminal and cd into the boinc directroy and start the BOINC manager with "./run_manager".
You would get a dialog which asks you to attach to a project. Select the SETI project, in the next dialog select "existing account" and enter you username and password from the SETI account there.
After this, the BOINC client would download the SETI application and some WUs and start crunching.

There is a Linux install howto in the unoffical BOINC wiki which shows the install steps more detailed :
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Installing_the_BOINC_Client_Software_And_Participating_In_A_BOINC_Powered_Project

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Message 801608 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 12:05:40 UTC

ok, it´s now running after using ./run_client --attach_project <URL> <key>

thanks for help :)

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Message 801610 - Posted: 24 Aug 2008, 12:22:08 UTC - in response to Message 801608.

ok, it´s now running after using ./run_client --attach_project <URL> <key>

thanks for help :)

This is the other method to attach.
I am happy that it work now.

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