Bug#407461: boinc-client sends bogus platform '' on amd64

Thibaut VARENE varenet at debian.org
Thu Jan 18 22:14:25 CET 2007

On 1/18/07, Steffen Moeller <moeller at inb.uni-luebeck.de> wrote:
> Hi Thibaut,
> I just tested 5.4.11-4 on an AMD X2 4200+ with Debian's SETI client which is
> fine. On all other 5 projects I tried so far did not support the _64 platform
> and reported that with the exact message that you where expecting.

Debian SETI works fine for me which is not surprising given it's using
the anonymous platform mechanism :)

> While I am not convinced about the scientific merits of SIMAP,  I was indeed
> glad to have something to switch from SETI now ... I registered through
> boincmgr and the machine was smoothly accepted, I downloaded some HMMer
> package and crunch along :-)
> This is the machine
> http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/show_host_detail.php?hostid=57421
> In short: I cannot reproduce the erratic behaviour you reported. Does Debian's
> SETI work for you? Have you changed anything in the configuration scripts? If
> so, maybe some purging and a reinstallation would help?

I thought about that and did a remove --purge (including purging the
data directory) and then installed boinc-client again, with the same
result. It's strange that you can't reproduce the bug. I'm gonna
install boinc-client on another amd64 machine I have soon and will
test it there, see if that's just a hectic behaviour of my particular
setup or something else :)

Thanks for your reply


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