Bug#969247: FIX: add /etc/boinc-client/config.properties

Marcos Raúl Carot marcos.carot at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 04:11:45 BST 2020

On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:08:25 +0200 Marcel Partap <mpartap at gmx.net> wrote:
> .. so after some research, this happens due to these changes merged in
March: https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/pull/3709
> Fortunately, previous behaviour can easily be restored by adding a
/etc/boinc-client/config.properties file containing:
> > data_dir=/var/lib/boinc
> That points boincmgr and boinccmd where to find the gui_rpc_auth.cfg file
to read the password from.
> In order for a random password (in case of an empty file) to be written
successfully, I think I had to change the permission for either the sym
link /var/lib/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg or the actual file in /etc.
> Regards!


I purged my BOINC installation, reinstalled, added a
/etc/boinc-client/config.properties file containing
"data_dir=/var/lib/boinc" and changed permissions in
both /var/lib/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg and the actual file in /etc,
and still gave me the same error.

Any chance we can get the package fixed soonish in testing?

Thanks for all your work :)

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