Bug#651303: boinc-manager: boinc-client daemon does not start automatically and hence cannot connect

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 15:03:37 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-manager
Version: 7.0.2+dfsg-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
I purged and removed the old boinc-manager removing also the
/var/lib/boinc-client directory due to some graphical issues I was
facing then. Then installed boinc-client and boinc-manager afresh and
rebooted the system. The rebooting was doing in the hopes that the
boinc-client daemon would start automatically but it seems it doesn't.

According to http://wiki.debian.org/BOINC which has a simple two-liner
for users, it says and I quote

"BOINC comes as an official part of Debian. Just install the boinc
package. Then start the boincmgr application to join the project of
your liking."

But if I try to use boincmgr and try to attach the project, two things happen.

a. On the GUI I get after a minute or two :-

The BOINC client has exited unexpectedly 3 times within the last 2
minutes. Would you like to restart it again?

b. On the CLI I get this :-
$ boincmgr
execvp(/home/shirish/boinc, --redirectio, --launched_by_manager)
failed with error 2!
execvp(/home/shirish/boinc, --redirectio, --launched_by_manager)
failed with error 2!
execvp(/home/shirish/boinc, --redirectio, --launched_by_manager)
failed with error 2!

Now I tried to figure out if boinc daemon is started or not and by
default it seems it is not started.

$ boinccmd --get_state
can't connect to local host

$ sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client status
Status of BOINC core client: stopped.

I could simply just to $sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client start but this
should not be needed, right ?

c. To top on things, if I try to use boinc-manager > Advanced > Select
Computer it asks for Host Name and password. In my case the Host Name
would be localhost.But the moment I put localhost therein I get a big
password which I don't know from where its coming.

d. I am confused, another part of the issue wasn't/isn't Multiarch
supposed to get rid of ia32-libs ? http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch

Looking forward to know where am I going wrong.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'),
(1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages boinc-manager depends on:
ii  libc6           2.13-21
ii  libgcc1         1:4.6.2-5
ii  libglib2.0-0    2.30.2-4
ii  libgtk2.0-0     2.24.8-2
ii  libnotify4      0.7.4-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    3.7.9-2
ii  libstdc++6      4.6.2-5
ii  libwxbase2.8-0
ii  libwxgtk2.8-0

Versions of packages boinc-manager recommends:
ii  boinc-client   7.0.2+dfsg-1
ii  ia32-libs-gtk  20111001

Versions of packages boinc-manager suggests:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx  7.11.1-1
ii  libxt6           1:1.1.1-2

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          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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