Bug#648092: boinc-client: Consistent segfaulting for ClimatePrediction

Gordon Haverland ghaverla at materialisations.com
Tue Nov 8 22:04:57 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-client

Version: 6.13.10+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Hello Maintainer,
I have seen that some people are getting segfaults with boinc-client.
I don't know my particular situation is manifesting the same bug.
I run SETI and ClimatePrediction.  The last couple of days, my BOINC
clients died during the night, which made me look up bugreports.
Earlier today I told the boinc manager to Update ClimatePrediction.
Since then, all BOINC jobs die within a minute or so of starting
boinc-client (in /etc/init.d).

A short snippet of the boinc stderr file
SIGSEGV: segmentation violation
Stack trace (4 frames):

This is consistent across the stderr file from last night, and all the
ones I have generated by telling ClimatgePrediction to call home.
There was an update for SSL available for unstable today, and applying it
didn't change things.  I don't remember when libcurl was last upgraded

-- 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: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113           
ii  ca-certificates        20111025        
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.41          
ii  libc6                  2.13-21         
ii  libcurl3               7.21.7-3        
ii  libgcc1                1:4.6.2-4       
ii  libssl1.0.0            1.0.0e-2.1      
ii  libstdc++6             4.6.2-4         
ii  python                 2.6.7-3         
ii  zlib1g                 1:

boinc-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages boinc-client suggests:
ii  boinc-app-seti     5.13+cvs20060510-7
ii  boinc-manager      6.13.10+dfsg-1    
ii  x11-xserver-utils  7.6+3             

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

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

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