Bug#504467: boinc-app-seti: Package uninstallable

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Tue Nov 4 08:23:57 UTC 2008

Package: boinc-app-seti
Version: 5.13+cvs20060510-4
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

The configure/post-configure script of the installation fails.

The reason is most probably that /etc/init.d/boinc-client distribution will
not start boinc. The daemon start/stop utility simple does not work with
boinc and has not for a long time!

To use it, I changed to brute force boinc -d and killall to start and stop.
There is no longer any pid file/pid number for use in other parts of this
script. Should be a better way to bypass the daemon tool when necessary?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (650, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-rt1-davidb (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-app-seti depends on:
ii  boinc-client           6.2.14-2          core client for the BOINC distribu
ii  libc6                  2.7-15            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfftw3-3             3.1.2-3.1         library for computing Fast Fourier
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.2-1         GCC support library
ii  libssl0.9.8            0.9.8g-14         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.2-1           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

boinc-app-seti recommends no packages.

boinc-app-seti suggests no packages.

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