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Message 1279 - Posted: 19 Aug 2004, 23:46:23 UTC

After successfully compiling boinc from cvs, when the client is run, I get the following error:

\"Message from server: platform \'i386-unknown-freebsd5.2.1\' not found\"

so i\'d guess the server needs to know about the platform.
Is this an easy thing to do?

I\'ll compile boinc on freebsd 4.10 and report the results here
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Message 1285 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 0:10:24 UTC

Same error occurs on freebsd 4.10:

Message from server: platform 'i386-unknown-freebsd4.10' not found
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Message 1286 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 0:29:50 UTC

I have tried following the instructions here:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/anonymous_platform.php
Made the app_info.xml file in projects.
I called the client in the xml file
boinc_4.03_i386-unknown-freebsd4.10 the version 4.03 and the
project climateprediction.net - perhaps incorrect?

same error :(
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Message 1292 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 1:15:35 UTC - in response to Message 1286.  
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Hi, sorry but the problem is that CPDN does not support the freebsd compilation you made -- it only "understands" the following ("autoconf-esque" names):

windows_intelx86, powerpc-apple-darwin, and i686-pc-linux-gnu

So your boinc client connects to our scheduler, which looks for a suitable version, finds none, and correctly reports back that this platform isn't found.

The "anonymous platform" will only work on projects which have available code for you to compile, a reference run, etc, etc. We are using proprietary code from the UK Met Office under a special licence with them and are not allowed to distribute the code (which represents decades of scores of scientists work etc etc).
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Message 1317 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 8:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 1292.  

> Hi, sorry but the problem is that CPDN does not support the freebsd
> compilation you made -- it only "understands" the following ("autoconf-esque"
> names):
>
> windows_intelx86, powerpc-apple-darwin, and i686-pc-linux-gnu
>
> So your boinc client connects to our scheduler, which looks for a suitable
> version, finds none, and correctly reports back that this platform isn't
> found.
>
> The "anonymous platform" will only work on projects which have available code
> for you to compile, a reference run, etc, etc. We are using proprietary code
> from the UK Met Office under a special licence with them and are not allowed
> to distribute the code (which represents decades of scores of scientists work
> etc etc).
>
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Message 1320 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 10:25:50 UTC - in response to Message 1292.  

sorry, I seem to have posted without inclucing my reply, arrgh.

OK, so from this I understand that I can't 'roll my own'.
I have found the linux binary keeps crashing then restarting though, and I see that others have reported this... is it just me or is there a problem with the linux binary that's being worked on?

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Message 1323 - Posted: 20 Aug 2004, 11:12:51 UTC - in response to Message 1320.  

> sorry, I seem to have posted without inclucing my reply, arrgh.
>
> OK, so from this I understand that I can't 'roll my own'.
> I have found the linux binary keeps crashing then restarting though, and I see
> that others have reported this... is it just me or is there a problem with the
> linux binary that's being worked on?

The linux client works fine, the problem is that different versions of Linux kernels & libraries out there. I've tried to statically compile in everything I can think of, but apparently with all the dependencies of this model it still runs into problems on certain distributions. So we can only say that we've run it OK on RedHat 8 & 9, and Mandrake 10 (distros we use here).

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Message 1402 - Posted: 21 Aug 2004, 18:41:57 UTC

The cp boinc client works on SuSE 9.1 with kernel 2.6.5 on my Pentium II CPU.
I have been running also seti@home in both the classic and boinc version with no problem. Also boincgui worked on these versions, not on climateprediction.
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Message 1432 - Posted: 21 Aug 2004, 23:59:46 UTC - in response to Message 1323.  


> The linux client works fine, the problem is that different versions of Linux
> kernels & libraries out there. I've tried to statically compile in
> everything I can think of, but apparently with all the dependencies of this
> model it still runs into problems on certain distributions. So we can only
> say that we've run it OK on RedHat 8 & 9, and Mandrake 10 (distros we use
> here).

I'm having good results with what must be the weirdest config of all :)
I booted a knoppix cd on the freebsd box and plugged in a usb fat32 harddrive where the client resides, and both the system and the client are stable. This
is returning 4.3 averages right now, on an amd xp2000+ cpu / 512MB ram.

(now the only thing to do is to nfs that usb drive and knoppix the other boxes)
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