Bug#897130: boinc-client: wrong working directory in boinc-client.service

Juha Sointusalo juha.sointusalo at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 19:51:35 BST 2018

On 28 April 2018 at 21:34, Gianfranco Costamagna <locutusofborg at debian.org>

> do you have a patch please?

No patch, sorry. I don't really use the package myself. There was a report
in BOINC forums that the latest package doesn't start and after
investigating the problem I thought I'd report it myself to the bug tracker.

I see the init script is using /var/lib/boinc-client, upstream moved to
> /var/lib/boinc...
> I would prefer to stick to what upstream is using, shouldn't I just change
> the init script
> and maybe provide a symlink to the old location?

It's not that upstream moved to this or that. It's more about more or less
everyone else uses /var/lib/boinc and Debian/Ubuntu/etc are the only ones
using something else. Upstream doesn't really have a firm policy on data
directory location. Just notes that Fedora and Debian disagree.

I wouldn't mind if Debian moved to /var/lib/boinc to match everyone else if
it's possible to make that change. Makes things more simple in the long
run. For some reason I have always imagined that Debian uses different
directory name to match the package name. Does Debian have some policies
about directory names?

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