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Message 52658 - Posted: 10 Dec 2004, 17:45:19 UTC

Please direct me to either:

a. Clear and concise instructions on how to make Boinc run on a Mac.
b. A nice freeware program that creates an interface to run and monitor Boinc on a Mac.

I have been a Seti user for five years, and have more than 17,000 results to my credit. I have been using the CLI for Mac OSX for more than two years. At least with it, you got instructions.

This may suprise many out there - but Mac users are not highly motivated to learn command line. Except for running seti,. I have absolutely zero reason to run it...

Please help,
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Message 52979 - Posted: 12 Dec 2004, 0:41:27 UTC
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SETI Control is a good interface for anyone not wanting to get involved with the command line. You can find it at:
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/SETIControl.html

It comes with full instructions for running SETI BOINC.

Hope this helps you, Rocky.


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Message 73347 - Posted: 23 Jan 2005, 15:41:10 UTC

You can also find good instructins on my site, follow the getting started. It has lots of screen shots, and the author answers questins e-mailed, and will add more images and text if it is not clear...

My site is your site in more ways than one.

By the way, I tried to sell my instructions to the BOINC team ... sigh ...
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Message 73356 - Posted: 23 Jan 2005, 16:05:02 UTC

You can use the default versions of the software as Paul has suggested, or you can use the Team MacNN software, which has been optimized for the Mac. The Team MacNN software also gives you higher benchmark readings which will allow you to claim credits more or less at the same level as the PC users, instead of always claiming lower credit values.

Go to here . In the upper left is the optimized OS X 10.3.x client. Download the G4 version for your PowerBook. Scroll down the page to the CLI 4.30 SETI Workers, and download the G4 7450 version. The two files are named "boinc_4.13_ppcG4.sit" and "Seti_Worker_G4_7450_altivec.zip". Both of these should have automatically been un-stuffed and un-zipped by your Safari browser. The files inside are named, respectively, "boinc_4.13_ppcG4" and a folder named "G4 7450 altivec"

In your user folder, create a new folder named "Boinc". Put the two downloaded sit/zip files inside this folder, along with their unzipped contents; or unzip/unstuff them inside the folder. In any case, you want the "boinc_4.13_ppcG4" and a folder named "G4 7450 altivec" inside the Boinc folder.

Now go to your Applications/Utilities folder and launch Terminal. In the window that opens for Terminal, type cd boinc and hit return. This should put you into the Boinc folder. You can check this by typing ls and return - this should give you a list of everything in the folder Boinc.

You now need to make sure the boinc application has the correct permissions to run. Type chmod a+rx ./boinc_4.13_ppcG4 and hit return.

You should now be able to start up Boinc by typing ./boinc* and hitting return. Boinc will ask you for the URL of the project and your account id. Use the ones that are in the email you were sent by SETI when you signed up for a Boinc SETI account.

To stop Boinc in the terminal window, type a control-c and the boinc software will halt.

The next time you want to start up Boinc, just open Terminal, type cd boinc and hit return, then type ./boinc* and hit return and it will restart Boinc/SETI where it left off.

There are a number of commands you can use with the ./boinc*. To see them, hit control-c to halt Boinc, then type ./boinc* -help and hit return. To resume running SETI, type ./boinc*

I've summarized for you some instructions from Hopefully, this will help you get started.

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Message 73555 - Posted: 24 Jan 2005, 2:15:28 UTC

Sorry about that...once again I messed up the links. Here's a second try:

You can use the default versions of the software as Paul has suggested, or you can use the Team MacNN software, which has been optimized for the Mac. The Team MacNN software also gives you higher benchmark readings which will allow you to claim credits more or less at the same level as the PC users, instead of always claiming lower credit values.

Go to here . In the upper left is the optimized OS X 10.3.x client. Download the G4 version for your PowerBook. Scroll down the page to the CLI 4.30 SETI Workers, and download the G4 7450 version. The two files are named "boinc_4.13_ppcG4.sit" and "Seti_Worker_G4_7450_altivec.zip". Both of these should have automatically been un-stuffed and un-zipped by your Safari browser. The files inside are named, respectively, "boinc_4.13_ppcG4" and a folder named "G4 7450 altivec"

In your user folder, create a new folder named "Boinc". Put the two downloaded sit/zip files inside this folder, along with their unzipped contents; or unzip/unstuff them inside the folder. In any case, you want the "boinc_4.13_ppcG4" and a folder named "G4 7450 altivec" inside the Boinc folder.

Now go to your Applications/Utilities folder and launch Terminal. In the window that opens for Terminal, type cd boinc and hit return. This should put you into the Boinc folder. You can check this by typing ls and return - this should give you a list of everything in the folder Boinc.

You now need to make sure the boinc application has the correct permissions to run. Type chmod a+rx ./boinc_4.13_ppcG4 and hit return.

You should now be able to start up Boinc by typing ./boinc* and hitting return. Boinc will ask you for the URL of the project and your account id. Use the ones that are in the email you were sent by SETI when you signed up for a Boinc SETI account.

To stop Boinc in the terminal window, type a control-c and the boinc software will halt.

The next time you want to start up Boinc, just open Terminal, type cd boinc and hit return, then type ./boinc* and hit return and it will restart Boinc/SETI where it left off.

There are a number of commands you can use with the ./boinc*. To see them, hit control-c to halt Boinc, then type ./boinc* -help and hit return. To resume running SETI, type ./boinc*

I've summarized for you some instructions from Mikkyo Hopefully, this will help you get started.

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