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

Christian Beer christian.beer at aei.mpg.de
Tue Apr 4 09:50:16 UTC 2017

On 04.04.2017 11:34, Christian Beer wrote:
> 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.

Addendum: I couldn't reproduce this with a build from master
immediately, but if I don't leave my home directory I could reproduce
it. Even the build from master with PR1820 applied shows this behavior.
If I start the Manager while my current directory is not my home
directory (e.g. /, /usr/bin/, ~/someotherdir/) the command "boincmgr -n
localhost" works as expected (for both versions Debian and master+1820)
and shows me the client information. It just doesn't work when you run
it in your home directory which is the place I would expect it to work
not the other way around.


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