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Problems running BOINC on a shared partition (and upgrading)

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Message 35035 - Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 22:50:55 UTC
Last modified: 17 Sep 2008, 22:51:46 UTC

I have BOINC installed on my /home partition, and so far I\'ve been running
it with no problems on openSUSE 10.3. However, I can\'t seem to get
/home/BOINC/run_client to work while using Arch Linux (it\'s a fairly basic
system without a GUI). When I try to, either
by typing ./run_client or its full location, it returns these
messages:

line 1: /home/BOINC/boinc: No such file or directory
line 1: /home/BOINC/boinc: Success

I\'m running version 5.8.16 on an x86_64 machine. Is it possible that I\'m
missing some dependencies on Arch Linux?

This isn\'t so much of a concern, but I also tried to upgrade to a later version (6.2.15_x86_64), and when I tried to run it, the top line returned \"Cannot execute binary file\" with both run_client and run_manager. I\'ve since downgraded to 5.8.16 and got it to work on SUSE again... but what could I do if I wanted to upgrade?
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Message 35039 - Posted: 18 Sep 2008, 1:54:01 UTC
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Arch is, according to a Wikipedia entry, \"intended to be lightweight and simple\" and is BSD-like. If memory serves, BSD isn\'t supported. Given the bloodline and being \"lightweight and simple\", my guess is that CPDN won\'t run on Arch.

On the other hand, CPDN has a long history on SuSE and openSuSE.

Edit: I tried it on Yoper a few years ago, without success. Yoper was, at least then, said to be the fastest of all Linux implementations -- apparently by cutting some corners that didn\'t please boinc and/or CPDN. The Arch description brought that experience to mind.

I\'ve never used a shared Partition, so am still in the realm of conjecture here. Does the boinc file structure show in Arch? Could there be an ownership/permissions issue?
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Message 35059 - Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 20:30:42 UTC

I was running as root on Arch, so I wouldn\'t think it\'d be a permissions issue (to experiment I also tried installing it on Arch\'s partition, but it gave the same errors). It turns out that Arch Linux does support BOINC, but I didn\'t notice the first time I looked (it wasn\'t immediately obvious on Google).

Thanks for the advice, but now my problem seems to be less about BOINC itself and more about using the package manager (Pacman), so I think it might be better if I asked on the Arch forums. BOINC is available in Arch\'s community repository, but it\'s been put together in an unusual way, and the instructions for getting Pacman to resolve the dependencies don\'t seem to work properly for it.
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