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Message 805025 - Posted: 4 Sep 2008, 22:26:30 UTC

I know this should be possible.. but I just cant get it to behave.

I have Solaris 10 running on an x86 machine.

I have setup Boinc 5.10.45 - and this seems to work fine - it launches and I can attach and un-attach from the Seti@Home project.

But unfortunately it seems to want to delete the seti@home & astropulse clients and then re-download Seti@home 5.28 - which it doesnt know where to find.

Here is a snippet from the log:

04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.16.1 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Data directory: /opt/boinc
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [SETI@home] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [SETI@home] [error] State file error: missing application file astropulse-4.35_386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] [error] No URL for file transfer of setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [SETI@home] [error] Can't initialize file transfer for setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc pentium_pro+mmx
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Processor features:
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.10
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Memory: 1022.50 MB physical, 517.71 MB virtual
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Disk: 4.66 GB total, 419.33 MB free
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Local time is UTC +0 hours
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4556802; location: (none); project prefs: default
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 511.25MB
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 920.25MB
04-Sep-2008 23:18:21 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 0.32GB
04-Sep-2008 23:18:26 [SETI@home] [error] Couldn't delete file projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/astropulse-4.35_i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:18:37 [SETI@home] Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:19:38 [SETI@home] Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris
04-Sep-2008 23:20:39 [SETI@home] Backing off 2 min 7 sec on download of setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris
---end log snippet

You'll notice it couldnt delete the astropulse program - I chmod'd it so it didnt have write access.

I have setup a "seti" userid and group.

I have the app_info.xml in the projects/setiathome/ folder..

Can anyone explain what Im doing wrong?

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Message 805203 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 6:48:04 UTC - in response to Message 805025.
Last modified: 5 Sep 2008, 6:51:03 UTC

You need to change the both fields with the SETI application name (setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris) in the app_info.xml into the excatly name of the setiathome application which you are using.

Btw. I have seen, that this system have never cruched SETI before. If you wan't to use AP only there is also a AP only app_info.xml available in the AP package.
If you wan't to crunch SETI and AP you also need to download a SETI application for Solaris x86.

It also looks like the setiathome and astropulse binary is missing in the projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory. You can do a reset project, stop the boinc client after the reset, copy the setiathome binary, astropulse binary and the app_info.xml (from the AP package) into the projects directory (/opt/boinc/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/).
Now change the SETI applications name in the app_info.xml and start the boinc_client again with "./boinc_client --update_prefs http://setiathome.berkely.edu".
Eventualy the reset did not work, so a detach and reattach would help. Before you detach, please backup the whole directory project/setiathome.berkeley.edu. Dettach, attach again, stop the boinc client, copy the projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory back top the orignial location and start the BOINC client again with the --update_prefs option (same as above).

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Message 806751 - Posted: 10 Sep 2008, 19:27:32 UTC - in response to Message 805203.

Well.. I just left it a week or so .. re-ran the boinc_client and it's downloaded work now ... wierd! :/

You need to change the both fields with the SETI application name (setiathome_5.28_i386-pc-solaris) in the app_info.xml into the excatly name of the setiathome application which you are using.

Btw. I have seen, that this system have never cruched SETI before. If you wan't to use AP only there is also a AP only app_info.xml available in the AP package.
If you wan't to crunch SETI and AP you also need to download a SETI application for Solaris x86.

It also looks like the setiathome and astropulse binary is missing in the projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory. You can do a reset project, stop the boinc client after the reset, copy the setiathome binary, astropulse binary and the app_info.xml (from the AP package) into the projects directory (/opt/boinc/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/).
Now change the SETI applications name in the app_info.xml and start the boinc_client again with "./boinc_client --update_prefs http://setiathome.berkely.edu".
Eventualy the reset did not work, so a detach and reattach would help. Before you detach, please backup the whole directory project/setiathome.berkeley.edu. Dettach, attach again, stop the boinc client, copy the projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu directory back top the orignial location and start the BOINC client again with the --update_prefs option (same as above).

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