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Message 1295784 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 23:24:22 UTC

I am not seeing seti@home showing in the BOINC "add project" list. Only 3 of 8 computers have it in the list, the other 5 don't. Why would this be happening? Why would seti@home not show up in the add projects list?

Thus, only 3 of my computers are crunching for seti@home. :(

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Message 1295788 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 23:29:58 UTC - in response to Message 1295784.

In addition, two of the computers crash when I try adding a new project. The radio button is selected for Add project, upon pressing the "next" button BOINC disappears. I should probably write to BOINC but the above issue is still seti@home specific.

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Message 1295811 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 1:20:59 UTC

Which version of BOINC are you using?
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Message 1295822 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 1:56:42 UTC - in response to Message 1295784.
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Message 1295823 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 2:04:32 UTC - in response to Message 1295784.

It is my understanding that some versions of BOINC have the projects list randomly sorted (so as to not play favorites by putting any one project above the others purposefully).

I'll bet SETI@Home is in the list, just not in the same place you see on the others.

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Message 1295973 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 14:24:01 UTC - in response to Message 1295788.


Check the file all_projects_list.xml in BOINC data dir, it may be corrupted.
My have size 40.8 KB (41 880 bytes)

If you check inside you have to see all projects, among them:
<project>
<name>SETI@home</name>
<url>http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/</url>


You can also paste manually the URL in Add project dialog:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/


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Message 1296007 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 1:04:45 UTC - in response to Message 1295973.

I also did not have the project in the list, but typing the url manually in the add project window below (in the simple view) did the job.

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Message 1296127 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 11:24:52 UTC


This is the link BOINC uses/loads and then saves to all_projects_list.xml
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/project_list.php

(the link is found/visible inside boinc.exe)

Open the link 2 times in 2 tabs - the list of projects is the same
(I saved to 2 files and get the same length - 42.3 KB (43 344 bytes))
but the order of projects is different/random.

I don't know how often BOINC refreshes this file (my looks OK, dated 13.10.2012, use BOINC 6.10.58)
Since several people reported problems to add projects - maybe project_list.php was broken for some time or BOINC 7.x can't read/save it properly?


For all affected:
* Check the file all_projects_list.xml in BOINC data dir, it may be corrupted.


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Message 1296713 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 21:41:33 UTC

There was an XML error in the list. Should be OK now.
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Message 1296901 - Posted: 19 Oct 2012, 15:21:10 UTC - in response to Message 1296713.


I opened the link again and (unlike before) now there are many Warnings like this:

Warning: touch(): Utime failed: Permission denied in /mydisks/b/users/boincadm/boinc/doc/get_platforms.inc on line 188

Warning: file_put_contents(/home/boincadm/boinc/doc/platforms/http%3A%2F%2Fboinc.bakerlab.org%2Frosetta%2F): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /mydisks/b/users/boincadm/boinc/doc/get_platforms.inc on line 185


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