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

Christian Beer christian.beer at aei.mpg.de
Wed Apr 5 13:19:59 UTC 2017

On 04.04.2017 11:55, Christian Beer wrote:
> 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.

It turns out it was my fault. I had for some unknown reason a
gui_rpc_auth.cfg with a password in my home directory which was used to
connect to the client (which had no password) automatically. After
removing this the Manager works as expected.

The manager always looks in the current working directory for this file
which comes in handy if you manage several clients on remote hosts and
they don't share a password.

Russel: please check if you by accident somehow have a gui_rpc_auth.cfg
in your working directory when you execute boincmgr.

I tried to find out why there is no message popping up although it is
specified in the code and it seems that the notification part was only
implemented for Windows and Mac but not Linux.


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