Bug#969247: boinc-manager: New version of boinc-manager fails to start with gui_rpc_auth.cfg not readable

Dean Loros debianmainuser at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 03:31:45 BST 2020

Package: boinc-manager
Version: 7.16.15+dfsg.is.7.16.7+dfsg-2
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation? Normal update to 7.16.15+dfsg is
7.16.10+dfsg+1. Afterwards, manager would not start with a error of
gui_rpc_auth.cfg file is unreadable -- permissions problem
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     ineffective)? I went into /etc/boinc-client & found that several of the
files were owned by /root, not by boinc. Corrected them & still had a problem
with boinc-manager. I removed all boinc files & downgraded to the prior version
to get boinc to work again.
   * What was the outcome of this action? boinc-manager would not start--still
had the same error message.
   * What outcome did you expect instead? I expected boinc-manager to work

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (300, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-10-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages boinc-manager depends on:
ii  boinc-client                  7.16.15+dfsg.is.7.16.7+dfsg-2
ii  libboinc7                     7.16.15+dfsg.is.7.16.7+dfsg-2
ii  libc6                         2.31-3
ii  libgcc-s1                     10.2.0-5
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.64.4-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                    3.24.22-1
ii  libnotify4                    0.7.9-1
ii  libsqlite3-0                  3.33.0-1
ii  libstdc++6                    10.2.0-5
ii  libwxbase3.0-0v5    
ii  libwxgtk-webview3.0-gtk3-0v5
ii  libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5

boinc-manager recommends no packages.

Versions of packages boinc-manager suggests:
pn  libgl1-mesa-glx  <none>
ii  libxt6           1:1.2.0-1

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