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Message 1374921 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 20:10:13 UTC

(day three, right?)

I will keep an eye out for it, though. Still have several WU's to crunch before running on empty. Have just now set project to no new tasks (haven't received any in the last 5 hours anyway) and they should be out by early tomorrow a.m.
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Message 1374952 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 21:16:52 UTC

Not that it helps, but you are not alone in the stratosphere. I am certainly not of the experience level as so many of the users on here(a great deal of the posts on here are in a language that is extraterrestrial Greek to me), I simply offer up my massively extra external storage space (Windows Xp Pro on an old Dell desktop) for use by the BOINC program. I thought there was a problem on my side with all the "Download failed" activity, until I read some of the other threads on here. Only thing I can do is wait patiently, unless someone puts up a link where I can go to initiate the download myself. Go on out and have a good old strawberry malt at an old fashioned ice cream parlor while you wait. Won't help at all, but wouldn't the down time be relaxing? :)

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Message 1374967 - Posted: 1 Jun 2013, 21:40:30 UTC
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Did any of you make sure you have Seti@Home v7 selected in the project preferences? If it's set to No, you can wait until the icecaps melt, but not get any of the v7 apps or work ever.

Of course, if you're running the anonymous platform apps you either have to set NNT, empty your cache & report everything before deleting the app_info.xml file, restarting BOINC and then resetting the project. Or you add the new application names by hand in the app_info.xml file and download the apps manually. Or you wait until Lunatics release their .41 installer on Monday.

As for continuous download problems, there's a way around:

No need to stop BOINC, just let it try and retry.
In your browser URL path fill in http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and hit Enter. Save the file to the Setiathome directory in your BOINC Data directory e.g. c:\programdata\boinc\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\ (Windows Vista, 7 and 8) or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\setiathome.berkeley.edu (Windows XP).

Next download http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setigraphics_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and do the same as above.

Last get http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll and save that to the directory.

Next open BOINC Manager->Transfer tab->select the applications and the .dll file and click Retry Now. BOINC will instantly recognize that the files are in already and not try to download them any further.

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Message 1375065 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 0:02:47 UTC - in response to Message 1374967.

Did any of you make sure you have Seti@Home v7 selected in the project preferences? If it's set to No, you can wait until the icecaps melt, but not get any of the v7 apps or work ever.

Of course, if you're running the anonymous platform apps you either have to set NNT, empty your cache & report everything before deleting the app_info.xml file, restarting BOINC and then resetting the project. Or you add the new application names by hand in the app_info.xml file and download the apps manually. Or you wait until Lunatics release their .41 installer on Monday.

As for continuous download problems, there's a way around:
No need to stop BOINC, just let it try and retry.
In your browser URL path fill in http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and hit Enter. Save the file to the Setiathome directory in your BOINC Data directory e.g. c:\programdata\boinc\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\ (Windows Vista, 7 and 8) or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\setiathome.berkeley.edu (Windows XP).

Next download http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setigraphics_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and do the same as above.

Last get http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll and save that to the directory.

Next open BOINC Manager->Transfer tab->select the applications and the .dll file and click Retry Now. BOINC will instantly recognize that the files are in already and not try to download them any further.


Ageless to the rescue. That did the trick! Thanks again, Jord.
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Message 1375401 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 15:00:35 UTC - in response to Message 1374952.

I thought there was a problem on my side with all the "Download failed" activity, until I read some of the other threads on here.

In fact the problem on your side - Your ISP re-compresses .jpg files:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3024716015

Stderr output

<core_client_version>7.0.64</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
app_version download error: couldn't get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
<file_name>seti_700.jpg</file_name>
<error_code>-200</error_code>
</file_xfer_error>

</message>
]]>


To remedy:
Computing preferences:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global

At the very bottom set:
Skip image file verification? Yes


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Message 1375640 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 23:17:12 UTC

I have decided to keep this posting within this thread, rather than create a new thread, since that prevents having to repeat information. Currently I am still experiencing "Download fail" errors. Based upon the information in this thread, I have made the following changes:

1. I have changed the direction in the computer preferences for Skip image file verification to "Yes".

2. I have downloaded the recommended files that are noted in this thread to the appropriate directory. (Additional comments on this factor - a) I have the BOINC program files on my external hard drive rather than on C: drive. Therefore the location for copying the downloaded files for myself was not on C: drive, but on my I: drive. b) Because SETI is not the only project that I have running on my computer system, the location for the setiathome.berkeley.edu folder is located in the sub-folder /projects/ under BOINC in the file pathway as noted in the thread postings. [I am using Windows Xp Pro.])

Because I am still having "Download failed" problems, I am wondering if I need to 1. Remove the files setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86, setigraphics_6.03_windows_intelx86, and libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll to a backup folder for safe keeping and see if the "Download failed" problem ends. OR 2. Just remove the entire BOINC files (uninstall) and then re-install everything all over again?? OR 3. Will there be a time when there will be an automatic download that I will be able to allow to take place and not even be worried about this entirely.....


The following is cut/copied/ & pasted from the thread to show where this question originates:

As for continuous download problems, there's a way around:

No need to stop BOINC, just let it try and retry.
In your browser URL path fill in http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and hit Enter. Save the file to the Setiathome directory in your BOINC Data directory e.g. c:\programdata\boinc\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\ (Windows Vista, 7 and 8) or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\setiathome.berkeley.edu (Windows XP).

Next download http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setigraphics_7.00_windows_intelx86.exe and do the same as above.

Last get http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/libfftw3f-3-3_upx.dll and save that to the directory.

Next open BOINC Manager->Transfer tab->select the applications and the .dll file and click Retry Now. BOINC will instantly recognize that the files are in already and not try to download them any further.

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Message 1375999 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 16:51:37 UTC - in response to Message 1375640.

1. I have changed the direction in the computer preferences for Skip image file verification to "Yes".

Did you ever used the local (in BOINC Manager) preferences? (if so they are in effect and not the web preferences with the same function)
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Local_preferences

If you use them do the change (Skip image file verification) there:





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Message 1376173 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 21:08:37 UTC

Change to the internal program altered also to skip image file verification. I will post a quick note to affirm any positive results in the event other users are profiting from this thread.

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Message 1376246 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 23:24:56 UTC - in response to Message 1376173.
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I don't want to start a new thread. I run two computers. I have no work on my main one. Lost with these problems > v7 and astro V6. Thanks :-)

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Message 1376265 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 0:01:58 UTC - in response to Message 1376246.

I don't want to start a new thread. I run two computers. I have no work on my main one. Lost with these problems > v7 and astro V6. Thanks :-)


You're running anon. platform on both. You need the new Lunatics installer (32bit for your XP box), available here
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Message 1376275 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 0:26:56 UTC - in response to Message 1376265.

I don't want to start a new thread. I run two computers. I have no work on my main one. Lost with these problems > v7 and astro V6. Thanks :-)


You're running anon. platform on both. You need the new Lunatics installer (32bit for your XP box), available here


Worked! Thanks so much Gatekeeper :-)

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Message 1376297 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 1:48:14 UTC

My solution as denoted with the previous entries has proved to be effective. One point that was left out that I applied when the first step of "skip image file verification" for the web based preferences were changed. That step that was not noted anywhere in this thread is the requirement to update the project. (BOINC manager advanced page, click on "Projects", click on the line for setiathome, click on the "Update" button on the left panel). Upon completion of this step, everything seems to be working fine at present with a "Ready to run" result rather than "Download failed" report. Massive appreciated that the extra-terrestrial Greek language (geek talk) was kept to a super minimum so I could follow directions to accomplish this task! Now I can enjoy my strawberry malt with a sweet smile!

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