Bug#646583: boincmgr and boinccmd fail to authenticate - looking in wrong place

locutusofborg costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Tue Oct 25 11:49:06 UTC 2011

Package: boinc-client
Severity: important
Tags: squeeze

Fowarding bug from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/boinc/+bug/347651
Binary package hint: boinc-manager

Right after installing boinc-client and boinc-manager, running boinccmd from a terminal makes it always say "Authentication failure", unless --passwd is given explicitly. Running boincmgr from a terminal (instead of the program launcher menu) make it unable to connect too, unless the password is given in the Connect to computer dialog.

Both of these problems go away if the commands are run from /var/lib/boinc-client or /etc/boinc-client, which is what the BOINC Manager program launcher does.

I think both programs should be modified to look in /etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg. Currently, they only look in the current directory.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers oneiric-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oneiric-updates'), (500, 'oneiric-security'), (500, 'oneiric-proposed'), (500, 'oneiric'), (100, 'oneiric-backports')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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