Bug#730332: (no subject)

Ken Sharp imwellcushtymelike at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 14 15:08:27 UTC 2013


"When launching BOINC Manager from the Gnome menu it produces an error 
that it is unable to find /var/lib/boinc-client, which of course does 
not exist unless boinc-client is also installed. Launching from the 
terminal does not produce this error.

This is solved by removing the Path= variable from the .desktop file 
(and logging out/in).

[Desktop Entry]
Name=BOINC Manager
GenericName=BOINC monitor and control utility
GenericName[cs]=Monitorovací a ovládací nástroj pro BOINC
GenericName[de]=BOINC Überwachungs- und Kontrollprogramm
GenericName[pt]=Monitorização BOINC e utilitário de controlo
Comment=Configure or monitor a BOINC core client
Comment[cs]=Monitoruje a nastavuje klienta BOINC
Comment[de]=BOINC Basis Client konfigurieren oder überwachen
Comment[pt]=Configurar ou monitorizar o cliente básico do BOINC


This exists so that boincmgr can connect to the client automatically.

A better solution was a simple:
mkdir /var/lib/boinc-client
Then boincmgr does not complain.

Unless there is some intelligence that the menu system can use to ignore 
the Path= if the directory does not exist, then it might be worth adding 
an empty /var/lib/boinc-client to the boinc-manager package to avoid 
this error."

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