Bug#614166: /usr/bin/boincmgr: This is a problem with 6.10 too

Michal Suchanek michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Thu Feb 24 13:06:40 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-manager
Version: 6.10.58+dfsg-3
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/boincmgr


I see a varioation of this issue with 6.10.

The client is stopped when I just close the manager window (I presume
ending my X session would have the same effect).

As the client is installed so that it starts automatically on boot this
is confusing and poor integration. Since the manager is not supposed to
start the client it is also not supposed to terminate it unless
explicitly requested.

The wording in the warning dialog (which is not displayed in this case)
as well as the file menu is quite unclear.

The two file options read

Close window ^W
Exit         ^Q

The manager should

1) not start or stop the client under normal operation
2) have an option to start/stop the client when explicitly requested by

I suggest

Stop client and exit ^Q
Exit                 ^W

if the options need to be similar to what they are now.

Plus some warning dialog which actually makes sense the client is to be
stopped, not only when it is stopped by menu item.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (700, 'oldstable'), (510, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental'), (111, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-3-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-manager depends on:
ii  libc6                      2.11.2-10     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                    1:4.4.5-8     GCC support library
ii  libsqlite3-0               3.7.3-1       SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6                 4.4.5-8       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libwxbase2.8-0    wxBase library (runtime) - non-GUI
ii  libwxgtk2.8-0     wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI t

Versions of packages boinc-manager recommends:
ii  boinc-client              6.10.58+dfsg-3 core client for the BOINC distribu

Versions of packages boinc-manager suggests:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx               7.10-4     A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libxt6                        1:1.0.7-1  X11 toolkit intrinsics library

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