Bug#489299: boinc-client: SSL doesn't work, and so WCG project can't transfer data.

Ilya Kasnacheev ilya.kasnacheev at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 18:59:24 UTC 2008

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.2.7-1
Severity: important

See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/Error/Scheduler request failed
Boinc lacks some CA certs required to establish secure connection, and
WCG project requires SSL, so it ceases to work when one updates to
lenny, being unable to send or receive tasks.

This manifestates with errors
Project communication failed
HTTP error
Scheduler request failed: Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with
known CA certificates

Putting ca-bundle.crt into /var/lib/boinc-client fixes the problem.

-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable advanced scheduling of the BOINC core client and
# all its sub-processes (reduces the impact of BOINC on the system's
# performance).

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses.
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-k7 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                3.108             add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates        20080617          Common CA certificates
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.22            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                  2.7-10            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3               7.18.2-5          Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8g-10.1       SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.1-2           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base               3.2-12            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python                 2.5.2-1           An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

boinc-client recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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