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Message 932059 - Posted: 9 Sep 2009, 11:59:50 UTC

Hello,
I installed BOINC for Solaris 10 from http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/BOINC%20Clients.html
I'm running on OpenSolaris B122
I followed the installation guide:

3. Register your Account for seti@home - The standard registration (attachment) mechanism within the boinc client ( ./boinc_client -attach_project setiweb.berkeley.edu $ACCOUNT_KEY) After the registratioon has finished, stop the BOINC client and start it again with : "./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu" or ./boinc_cmd -project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu update" - Or, alternative this workaround helps to attach to a project : Change $ACCOUNT_KEY in the file /opt/boinc/account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml in the key you get from email from the seti@home project. Edit line 3, and do not set any blanks before or after the key. <account> <master_url>http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/</master_url> <authenticator>$ACCOUNT_KEY</authenticator> <project_name>SETI@home</project_name> <host_venue>home</host_venue> <project_preferences> </project_preferences> </account>


then I run ./boinc_client
but I got just this:

./boinc_client 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Data directory: /export/home/tester/Desktop/opt/boinc 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Processor features: 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Disk: 26.95 GB total, 26.52 GB free 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] URL: http://setiathome.berkely.edu/; Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: (none); project prefs: default 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 09-Sep-2009 13:46:11 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB


What does it mean? It should requests for some work to do, right?
But it hangs here and if I leave it for one day, nothing happens.
Thank you for help.

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Message 932069 - Posted: 9 Sep 2009, 13:03:58 UTC - in response to Message 932059.

Seti doesn't have its own application for your operating system, so you will have to tell BOINC to use one. You do that with one of the anonymous platform Seti@Home application files. (scroll down, use the correct one for your OS, open it up and read its install.seti file for more information).
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Message 932125 - Posted: 9 Sep 2009, 19:49:29 UTC

The attachment is OK, but it looks like the SETI application is not installed or installed right. The BOINC client did not find the app_info.xml and so does not use the seperate SETI application...
The file app_info.xml and setiathome-5... must been installed in your case in /export/home/tester/Desktop/opt/boinc/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu.

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Message 932268 - Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 15:24:16 UTC - in response to Message 932125.

Thank you guys for reply!
I followed your instructions and maybe it's one step forward.

$ ./boinc_client --attach_project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu $MY_KEY 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Data directory: /export/home/tester/Desktop/opt/boinc 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Processor features: 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Disk: 26.95 GB total, 26.53 GB free 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] URL: http://setiathome.berkely.edu/; Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: (none); project prefs: default 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: (none); project prefs: default 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 10-Sep-2009 15:33:48 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB 10-Sep-2009 15:33:54 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Master file download succeeded 10-Sep-2009 15:33:59 [http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/] Sending scheduler request: Project initialization. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks 10-Sep-2009 15:34:04 [SETI@home] Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks 10-Sep-2009 15:34:04 [SETI@home] Message from server: platform 'i386-pc-solaris' not found 10-Sep-2009 15:34:06 [SETI@home] Started download of arecibo_181.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:06 [SETI@home] Started download of sah_40.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:10 [SETI@home] Finished download of sah_40.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:10 [SETI@home] Started download of sah_banner_290.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:11 [SETI@home] Finished download of arecibo_181.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:11 [SETI@home] Started download of sah_ss_290.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:12 [SETI@home] Finished download of sah_banner_290.png 10-Sep-2009 15:34:14 [SETI@home] Finished download of sah_ss_290.png


Well, I'm not sure if it's running now:
$ prstat
1286 tester 10M 5404K sleep 59 0 0:00:17 0.3% boinc_client/1

This means that is no new task available?
"Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks"
So I should keep it going?

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Message 932313 - Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 19:45:18 UTC - in response to Message 932268.

No, the BOINC client does not do any computing. It would be done by the science application (setiathome-5...), which should use nearly about 100% CPU per core in top or psrstat.

The installation is not completed. You need a update and a restart of the BOINC client. Please stop the BOINC client again, and start it again with "./boinc_client --update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu"

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Message 932463 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 9:58:12 UTC - in response to Message 932313.

OK, so I updated preferences and my computer got ID.
Also I can see this computer in my profile at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
but he didn't get any task...

$ ./boinc_client --update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Data directory: /export/home/tester/Desktop/opt/boinc 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Processor features: 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Disk: 26.95 GB total, 26.53 GB free 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] URL: http://setiathome.berkely.edu/; Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: (none); project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 5102007; location: (none); project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 11-Sep-2009 11:06:53 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB ^C11-Sep-2009 11:09:52 [---] Received signal 2 11-Sep-2009 11:09:53 [---] Exit requested by user


$ ./boinc_client 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Data directory: /export/home/tester/Desktop/opt/boinc 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Processor features: 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Disk: 26.95 GB total, 26.53 GB free 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [http://setiathome.berkely.edu/] URL: http://setiathome.berkely.edu/; Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: (none); project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 5102007; location: (none); project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 11-Sep-2009 11:09:57 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB


I don't know, what I'm doing wrong...

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Message 932466 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 10:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 932463.
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Obviously you did something right, since your host now has a Computer ID and shows up in your account.

Doesn't the manager work for you?
If not, try the commandline interface

./boinccmd --help

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[edit]That's the windows filename, perhaps it's boinc_cmd for you.[/edit]
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Message 932491 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 14:11:44 UTC - in response to Message 932466.

I repeated all processes once again.
1. Install BOINC client
2. Attach to the project
3. Copy Seti app into boinc/project/
4. Run update pref
5. Run ./boinc_client... but still nothing :(

sh-3.2$ ./boinc_client -update_prefs http://setiathome.berkeley.edu 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Data directory: /opt/boinc/opt/boinc 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [SETI@home] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Processor features: 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Disk: 31.33 GB total, 26.50 GB free 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 5102007; location: work; project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 11-Sep-2009 16:04:36 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB ^C11-Sep-2009 16:06:47 [---] Received signal 2 11-Sep-2009 16:06:47 [---] Exit requested by user



sh-3.2$ ./boinc_client 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.19 for i386-pc-solaris 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.7d zlib/1.2.3 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Data directory: /opt/boinc/opt/boinc 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [SETI@home] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Processor: 1 i86pc amd64 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Processor features: 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 1023.00 MB virtual 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Disk: 31.33 GB total, 26.50 GB free 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [SETI@home] URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 5102007; location: work; project prefs: default 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1023.72MB 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.69MB 11-Sep-2009 16:06:53 [---] Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB


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Message 932494 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 14:27:52 UTC - in response to Message 932491.

What about boinccmd? Did you try one of the following options? Don't copy the entire output here, please :-)

C:\Programme\BOINC>boinccmd --help usage: boinc_cmd [--host hostname] [--passwd passwd] command some commands: --get_state show entire state --get_results show results --get_simple_gui_info show status of projects and active results --get_file_transfers show file transfers --get_project_status show status of all attached projects --get_disk_usage show disk usage --get_host_info --version, -V show core client version

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Message 932557 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 19:41:49 UTC - in response to Message 932494.

Now I'm testing boinc client and seti project with older version:
SETI@home 5.28, BOINC Client 5.10.45
and it works! on SunBlade 2500 on OpenSolaris build 122
So I guess, BOINC Client 6.2.19 is buggy for Solaris.
Thank you for help!

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Message 932569 - Posted: 11 Sep 2009, 20:32:15 UTC - in response to Message 932557.

After better investigation, I must say that just SPARC machines works. I tried 3 x86 machines and none of them got task.
Maybe this is a reason:
[SETI@home] Message from server: platform 'i386-pc-solaris' not found

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Message 933035 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 12:40:50 UTC - in response to Message 932557.

Now I'm testing boinc client and seti project with older version:
SETI@home 5.28, BOINC Client 5.10.45
and it works! on SunBlade 2500 on OpenSolaris build 122
So I guess, BOINC Client 6.2.19 is buggy for Solaris.
Thank you for help!

It's a well known problem with the BOINC client on Solaris. If the client would be started with the option "--no_gui_rpc" it would work. I have not found and solution for this problem.

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Message 933156 - Posted: 13 Sep 2009, 22:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 933035.

Other thing is that Boinc client version 6 for Solaris Sparc will faill on processor's tests - on Ultra Sparc 45
Older version works fine.

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