Bug#858187: boinc-manager: boincmgr suddenly needs -d /etc/boinc-client

Christian Beer christian.beer at aei.mpg.de
Tue Apr 4 09:18:19 UTC 2017

On 04.04.2017 09:55, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Hello
>> $ boincmgr -n localhost
>> [fails]
> (it spawns correctly the window to me, but not the second time I run it, I mean
> only when no windows are already open)
It spawns the window but it does not show any information. It does not
"connect" to the client. I could reproduce this with 7.6.33+dfsg-10
without a password set. I can also not select "localhost" using the
manager as this uses a password internally. This was fixed in
https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/pull/1789 but not ported to Debian. This
only has an effect on the dialog not on the commandline argument but we
might be uncovering a similar issue there too.

>> $ boincmgr -n localhost -d /etc/boinc-client
>> [works]
> works in the same way, no previous windows have to be already open

This works for me (Manager shows information from client when windows is
spawned) but I don't know why since the gui_rpc_auth.cfg is still not
readable by me (on purpose). I'm looking into why one works and the
other does not.


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