[Bug 297447] Re: Error: can't open file '/RebootPending.txt' (error 2: No such file or directory)

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 16:55:46 UTC 2008

The RebootPending.txt file is created by the Windows installer. The
installer also sets things up so the file gets deleted on the next
reboot. If the file exists, BOINC Manager will show a message box saying
"A reboot is required in order for BOINC to run properly. Please reboot
your computer and try again." and quit. That reboot is only needed on
Windows due to the way new user accounts are created; it's not needed on
other platforms.

Maybe the manager shouldn't check for that file on platforms other than
Windows; or maybe it should check for its existence in a different way
(instead of trying to open it), to avoid that error message on stderr.

Consider reporting upstream.

Error: can't open file '/RebootPending.txt' (error 2: No such file or directory)
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