[pkg-boinc-devel] BOINC 4.71-1 packages

Frank S. Thomas frank at thomas-alfeld.de
Thu Jul 21 00:22:40 UTC 2005


I've updated our BOINC packages to the latest version, 4.71. Source and binary
packages are available at the pkg-boinc repository:


Here is the changelog entry:

boinc (4.71-1) experimental; urgency=low

   * New upstream release.
   * Included the 'boinc_cmd' program into the boinc-client package. boinc_cmd
     is a command tool that provides an interactive command-line interface to
     the BOINC core client.
   * Created maintainer scripts to create/remove the '/var/lib/boinc-client'
     working directory and the system user/group 'boinc'.
   * Improved the boinc-client.init script and also removed the check for
     uninitialized working directories (no client_state.xml file).
   * Added .desktop file for the BOINC Manager program, thanks to Reed Hedges.
   * debian/control.in:
     - Added docbook-xml to Build-Depends. Without it this package FTBFS
       (particularly docbook2x-man fails) on some systems. Thanks to
       Adrian Zaugg for the report.
     - Added libxmu-dev and freeglut3-dev (instead of the virtual package
       freeglut-dev) to Build-Depends. Both are needed for the graphical parts
       of the BOINC API library.

  -- Frank S. Thomas <frank at thomas-alfeld.de>  Wed, 20 Jul 2005 23:54:37 +0200

And here the NEWS file for boinc-client:

boinc (4.71-1) experimental; urgency=low

     In this release of boinc-client the BOINC core client is started by
     default and uses '/var/lib/boinc-client' as working directory. Also
     the boinc-client package creates the system user 'boinc' which is
     used to run the core client.

     To configure the running BOINC core client you can use the 'boinc_cmd'
     program or the BOINC Manager which is in the boinc-manager package. So for
     example if you want to attach to a project you can call
     'boinc_cmd --project_attach <url> <auth_key>'. For a complete list of
     commands call 'boinc_cmd --help'.

     If you want to move an existing BOINC working directory to the new default
     location follow these instructions:
       1. Stop the BOINC core client: /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
       2. Copy the content of your old BOINC working directory to
       3. Make all files in this directory writeable by the user and group
          boinc: chown -R boinc:boinc /var/lib/boinc-client
       4. Start the BOINC core client: /etc/init.d/boinc-client start

  -- Frank S. Thomas <frank at thomas-alfeld.de>  Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:54:35 +0200


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