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

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Sun Mar 19 15:34:46 UTC 2017

Package: boinc-manager
Version: 7.6.33+dfsg-10
Severity: normal

When configuring a boinc-client on localhost (or tunneled through ssh) boincmgr
stopped working recently.  According to my records (looking at the timestamps
on /etc/boinc-client/global_prefs_override.xml and comparing it to dpkg.log)
it seems that version 7.6.33+dfsg-6 worked correctly and sometime between that
and 7.6.33+dfsg-10 it broke.

I expect "boincmgr -n", I don't expect that I should be required to
run "boincmgr -n -d /etc/boinc-client".

boincmgr(1) isn't particularly clear either, "data_dir" meaning configuration
dir is unexpected and confusing (I tried both -e and -d to see which one
worked).  Perhaps an example of the options would be good.

Also boingmgr shouldn't just say "Disconnected" at the bottom of the screen if
it can't manage to connect.  It should give the user some clue as to what went
wrong.  Even when run with "--verbose" it gives nothing to stdout/stderr and
nothing more informative in the GUI display.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages boinc-manager depends on:
ii  boinc-client             7.6.33+dfsg-10
ii  libboinc7                7.6.33+dfsg-10
ii  libc6                    2.24-9
ii  libgcc1                  1:6.3.0-9
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.50.3-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.24.31-2
ii  libnotify4               0.7.7-1+b1
ii  libsqlite3-0             3.16.2-3
ii  libstdc++6               6.3.0-9
ii  libwxbase3.0-0v5         3.0.2+dfsg-3
ii  libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5  3.0.2+dfsg-3
ii  libwxgtk3.0-0v5          3.0.2+dfsg-3

boinc-manager recommends no packages.

Versions of packages boinc-manager suggests:
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx  13.0.5-1
ii  libxt6           1:1.1.5-1

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