Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of SETI@home v8.

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Message 1835532 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 8:49:57 UTC

I'm running a new Ubuntu server and am having problems getting Boinc to do anything.

> tail stdoutdae.txt
2-Dec-2016 00:29:45 [SETI@home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
12-Dec-2016 00:29:45 [SETI@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU
12-Dec-2016 00:29:48 [SETI@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12-Dec-2016 00:29:48 [SETI@home] Unknown app name setiathome_v7 in app_info.xml
12-Dec-2016 00:29:48 [SETI@home] No tasks sent
12-Dec-2016 00:29:48 [SETI@home] Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of SETI@home v8.


> more /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/app_info.xml
<app_info>
    <app>
        <name>setiathome_v7</name>
    </app>
    <file_info>
        <name>setiathome_v7</name>
        <executable/>
    </file_info>
    <app_version>
        <app_name>setiathome_v7</app_name>
        <version_num>719</version_num>
        <file_ref>
           <file_name>setiathome_v7</file_name>
           <main_program/>
        </file_ref>
    </app_version>
</app_info>


Any tips on where to find answers? Thanks!
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Message 1835539 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 10:30:43 UTC

We finished v7 ages ago. We're on v8 now. Stop your BOINC client, delete the app_info and restart BOINC. It should get the stock app.
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Message 1835543 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 10:53:32 UTC - in response to Message 1835539.  
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Not on its own... it's exit BOINC client, delete the app_info.xml file from var/lib/boinc-client/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/, restart BOINC and reset the Seti@Home project. If you don't reset, all the entries in the client_state.xml file will still point to the non-existing applications it stored from the app_info.xml file.
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Message 1835554 - Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 12:31:23 UTC - in response to Message 1835539.  

Thank you for the help. I'm back in business.

It's good to be running all cores at 100% again, it's winter over here and we can use the warmth.
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Message 1836879 - Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 2:49:28 UTC - in response to Message 1835539.  

If you finished v7 "ages" ago, then shouldn't we see something about v8 in the download page or the version history? But thanks for the fix regarding the xml file. I was able to get it started again on my Linux Mint install.
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Message 1836881 - Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 3:00:32 UTC - in response to Message 1836879.  

Don't confuse BOINC v7 with SETI@home v8. v7 is still the current version of BOINC and v8 is the current version of SETI as of this writing.
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Message 1836885 - Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 3:32:18 UTC - in response to Message 1836881.  

Ah, yes, it does appear I got those two mixed up. Probably because when you start from the seti@home page and click through to the download, it takes you to the BOINC page for download. I still remember the early days when seti@home was a stand alone app.
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