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Justakiwi
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[BOINC] Linux source

Can somebody who's running BOINC on linux point me to a source I can add to YaST package manager, so that I can update it from there? I've tried to update to the latest version manually, but for whatever reason it didn't work. If I had a source to add to my sources list I'd try doing it that way.

Anyone?

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boog
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I don't think there is a yast repository that does boinc.

I think it's one of those programs that you have to do manually.


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reply to Justakiwi
I must preface this by saying I only run boinc under linux in the background, as a "service", and do not use or want any of the GUI features.

At the command prompt, I kill boinc, download the source from one of Berkeley's BOINC mirrors using wget, chmod the file to an executable, run the script which creates a new directory, cd into it, and copy the single file, boinc to my destination directory (overwriting the existing older version). CD to the target directory, and launch boinc in the foreground, to see system messages scroll by. When assured it's working, I run it in the background and basically ignore it.


killall boinc

wget http://einstein.aei.mpg.de/download/boinc/dl/boinc_5.4.9_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh

chmod 775 boinc_5.4.9_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh

cd BOINC

cp boinc /home/boinc/boinc

cd /home/boinc/boinc

./boinc


Hope this helps. Adjust paths, methods, as needed