Bug#586788: boinc-client: 64-bit client fails to add new projects with "bad signature" or "inconsistent signing key"

Andrew Gainer gainer.andrew at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 15:49:23 UTC 2010

Package: boinc-client
Version: 6.10.17+dfsg-3
Severity: important
Tags: upstream

A fresh install of the 64-bit client from the repositories fails to connect to the GridRepublic project manager with the following error in the stdout logs:
22-Jun-2010 01:49:53 [---] Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org
22-Jun-2010 01:49:53 [---] Account manager contact succeeded
22-Jun-2010 01:49:53 [---] [error] Inconsistent signing key from account manager

If the account manager is added through boinc-manager, the connection
succeeds, but connecting to projects fails:
22-Jun-2010 10:15:24 [---] Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org/
22-Jun-2010 10:15:26 [---] Account manager contact succeeded
22-Jun-2010 10:15:26 [---] [error] Bad signature for URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

Discussion on the BOINC forums (http://boincstats.com/forum/forum_thread.php?id=5198) and a similar Ubuntu bug report (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/boinc/+bug/585547) suggest that upstream has fixed this in the newest version of their client.

-- 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: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.33-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.112            add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates         20090814         Common CA certificates
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.32           Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-1         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcurl3                7.21.0-1         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.4.4-5        GCC support library
ii  libssl0.9.8             0.9.8o-1         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6              4.4.4-5          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base                3.2-23.1         Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python                  2.6.5-4          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages boinc-client recommends:
ii  schedtool                     1.3.0-1    Queries/alters process' scheduling

Versions of packages boinc-client suggests:
pn  boinc-app-seti            <none>         (no description available)
ii  boinc-manager             6.10.17+dfsg-3 GUI to control and monitor the BOI

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg'

-- debconf information:
  boinc-client/remove_boinc_dir: false
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