Bug#733977: boinc-app-milkyway: Please sync with upstream

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at yahoo.it
Sun Jan 12 09:35:40 UTC 2014

Hi Ken, I had more luck than you in my boinc-app-milkyway from github.
I can run and validate successfully every milkyway_nbody task but I get a failure on milkybody_separation one.

I don't have the nbody build now, I can give it to you tomorrow if you are intrested.

Anyway for making it build:
install boinc, boinc-app-dev, boinc-dev
clone the repository
git submodule init
git submodule update
delete the boinc folder (in this way we will use _our_ boinc libraries)
apply the two pull requests https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client/pulls (or just use the patches in debian directory)

clone the debian directory from here
dpkg-buildpackage should do the trick

On monday I'll update the debian git repository, it won't work right now

after you create the package (I'll change the debian/rules for building only the nbody) you will be able to run milkyway.

As soon as I get more feedbacks, and if I don't figure out what is wrong with separation, I'll update milkyway using only nbody platform (and of course after I'm sure this is the right client to ship).

EDIT: I see that maybe separation isn't just supported



> Il Domenica 12 Gennaio 2014 9:27, Ken Sharp <imwellcushtymelike at googlemail.com> ha scritto:
> > I'm not sure if the code you referenced is the correct code. According 
> to the forums the original code didn't have a licence and the newer code 
> hasn't been released yet, at least that's what I got from the reading 
> the threads. There really is nothing made clear on the subject.
> I've asked for a little clarity but with no response so far:
> http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=576
> I tried building the code from github but it can't find libraries, uses 
> old libraries.... a bit of a nightmare. Probably isn't much point in 
> using that code until someone officially tells us what is going on.
> On 03/01/14 00:28, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
>>  Hi Ken
>>  thanks for your report.
>>  Unfortunately I tried some time ago to package again milkyway with the new 
> code hosted here [1]
>>  Code that I think is the official client one.
>>  Anyway I'm just stuck with some errors when I run the package with 
> boinc, and I get only "computation errors" messages.
>>  I also asked two pull requests [2], to fix a build failure and a potential 
> security issue.
>>  Nobody replied so far.
>>  What can I do? Fix everything without upstream support?
>>  I can, but I don't have time and man power for making the package 
> stable without looking really deeply at the code.
>>  I'll try again with the last milkyway code, can you please try to have 
> a better contact with upstream?
>>  thanks
>>  [1] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client
>>  [2] https://github.com/Milkyway-at-home/milkywayathome_client/pulls
>>  G.
>>>  Il Giovedì 2 Gennaio 2014 20:48, Ken Sharp 
> <imwellcushtymelike at googlemail.com> ha scritto:
>>>>  Package: boinc-app-milkyway
>>>  Version: 0.18d-4
>>>  The current version supplied by boinc-app-milkyway appears to run fine
>>>  on armel but:
>>>  1. The estimated runtime is always way off.
>>>  2. The results are always invalid.
>>>  3. It's a really old version: there will be many changes between 
> 0.18
>>>  and the current upstream 1.x branch which will fix a lot of bugs.
>>>  If there is anything further needed then please let me know.
>>>  Origin: 
> http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3440#60666
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