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Message 1356669 - Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 22:57:53 UTC
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I'm running BOINC 7.0.25 (x64) in a home-assembled 64-bit dual-core Athlon computer. It's remotely monitoring an older BOINC app in an admittedly ancient HP Netserver LH 6000 server with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed.

The Netserver BOINC seems to be working fine...but it still has 4 setiathome_enhanced 5.13 results that will not upload to SETI@home. Every time I try, I get the "Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site", and "Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down" messages in the Event Log.

This doesn't happen to the Enstein@Home results in the same Netserver, or to the SETI@home_Enhanced 6.03 results in my much newer Atlon home-assembled computer.

This seems to have happened after the "Great Server Move" at Berkeley. Is SETI@home even running setiathome_enhanced 5.13 anymore?

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Message 1380673 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 14:06:48 UTC - in response to Message 1356669.

according to the applications page, No Seti doesn't use the 5.13 app anymore. You'll probably have to reset the project on that machine and with any luck you'll get the 5.28 or v7 that is appropriate
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Message 1380677 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 14:21:43 UTC - in response to Message 1380673.

Not unless his app_info.xml has entries for version 7 work being done on v5 applications.
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Message 1380691 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 15:18:22 UTC
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He appears to only have 1 task on the Linux box. It doesn't appear to be an optimized app.
second, the 5.13 isn't on the app list anymore. I infer from this that it no longer will receive work.

I suspect the inability to upload the WU's that are no longer list in his linux box page are keeping BOINC from sending more. IIRC this is a feature of BOINC. Failed uploads means no new work.

My suggestion is abort the work since it is unreportable anyway. Then attempt to update seti
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Message 1380718 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 16:22:12 UTC - in response to Message 1380691.

He appears to only have 1 task on the Linux box. It doesn't appear to be an optimized app.

Depends on where you look.
In his computer list there's only one computer running Linux. That Linux computer runs anonymous platform.

We know that there are version 5 applications available for among other things, weird and old Linux/Unix distros. These are distributed through the anonymous platform.

Anonymous platform does not mean that the application always has to be optimized, its original use it to be able to run project applications on operating systems that aren't supported 'out-of-the-box' by the project, or in other words, with applications that are not in the list of applications given out by the project.
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Message 1380761 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 17:21:56 UTC

OK, I did ask the project admin about older applications, be it version 5 or version 6. Version 5 and version 6 results will validate against each other, for as long as there's still resends of version 6 work around.

But version 7 work is incompatible with both version 5 and 6. In the off chance that someone manages to run version 7 tasks on a version 5 or 6 application, this work will not validate against 'normal' version 7 tasks, since neither the version 5, nor the version 6 applications can do the necessary autocorrelation that the version 7 application does.

This means that version 5 and 6 will be deprecated real soon now, and if you do not manage to update to version 7 applications --be it through project sent applications, or anonymous platform, or by building them yourself-- that you're out of luck and that old(er) hardware like that will have to be mothballed, or used at projects still supporting it.

Problem here is that the older g++ compilers will probably not support a lot of the parameters required to build version 7. Or that the kernel used is one not supported.
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Message 1380801 - Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 18:52:50 UTC - in response to Message 1356669.
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I'm running BOINC 7.0.25 (x64) in a home-assembled 64-bit dual-core Athlon computer. It's remotely monitoring an older BOINC app in an admittedly ancient HP Netserver LH 6000 server with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed.

The Netserver BOINC seems to be working fine...but it still has 4 setiathome_enhanced 5.13 results that will not upload to SETI@home. Every time I try, I get the "Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site", and "Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down" messages in the Event Log.

This doesn't happen to the Enstein@Home results in the same Netserver, or to the SETI@home_Enhanced 6.03 results in my much newer Atlon home-assembled computer.

This seems to have happened after the "Great Server Move" at Berkeley. Is SETI@home even running setiathome_enhanced 5.13 anymore?

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That old host is running Boinc 6.10.17, it had a libcurl DNS Bug where it wouldn't switch DNS address (Most famously between the two Setiathome download servers),
Try restarting first Boinc, then the OS and see if the uploads will do through, I think the fix was in Boinc 6.10.19 (the changlog doesn't mention it), But you'd be best advised to upgrade to Boinc 6.10.58 or .60 if possible.

Edit: further searches show different libcurls versions for different distros, ranging from 7.18.0 to 7.19.4 to 7.19.7, the last one should work, the earlier two maybe not.

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