[pkg-boinc-devel] Bug#360143: boinc-manager: Connecting to otherhost troublesome

Steffen Moeller moeller at inb.uni-luebeck.de
Fri Mar 31 09:02:07 UTC 2006

Hi, it is something for upstream.

I did an strace when starting boincmgr and found it to read the file ".BOINC 
Manager" of my home directory in a loop. I presume this is only for the 
communication with the client, whatever, I found this line there


which may be of your interest to change to whatever you desire. What I should 
have done instead is to look at the source and check out what files it opens. 
Not this morning, though.  Something must be there since it all works 
smoothly on my machine. Google does not find any documents in this respect. 
Your turn now. What you could help with are man pages for 
gui_rpc_auth.cfg  remote_hosts.cfg
which are kind of missing, still.  I still have a lot of hope in fine Debian 
users :o) 

Frank, any idea from your side?

Good luck!


Am Donnerstag 30 März 2006 22:25 schrieb Zlatko Calusic:
> It is really a trouble trying to connect to a host with a running
> boinc other than localhost. Boinc manager tries to connect to
> localhost immediately after staring, which is ok by itself. But when
> you go to File -> Select computer menu, type the name of the host and
> press OK nothing happens! Only after boinc manager decides to timeout
> (which is after a minute or more!) are you allowed to choose another
> host which is a real PITA. Don't need to mention that it happens every
> time. OK, I'll admit it looks like an upstream bug, but I still have a
> lot of hope in fine Debian developers. :)

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