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Message 55271 - Posted: 9 Sep 2020 | 4:26:10 UTC

Version 7.16.11 of the BOINC client software has been released for Mac OS and Windows.

Download at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

Release notes at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes

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Message 55310 - Posted: 19 Sep 2020 | 3:16:08 UTC

Gianfranco has also pushed the 7.16.11 into buster-backports for those of you running Debian.

If you are running Ubuntu he has a ppa here
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Message 55353 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020 | 16:45:13 UTC - in response to Message 55310.
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Gianfranco has also pushed the 7.16.11 into buster-backports for those of you running Debian.

If you are running Ubuntu he has a ppa here
I've updated some of my hosts using this ppa. After the update I got the following error message:
gui_rpc_auth.cfg exist but can't be read. Check the file permissions.
The owner is changed to root, the group is boinc, and the access rights were
rw- r-- ---
I've changed the owner to boinc, and the access rights to
rw- rw- r--
After that on some of my updated hosts I've received another error message:
invalid client PRC password. Try reinstalling BOINC.
To my surprise the
/etc/boinc-client/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
file was empty on these hosts. I fixed this error by editing this file, putting a random 32-digit hex number in it.
After all of the above, the BOINC manager executable gets stuck on two of my hosts when I exit the GUI, and I can't relaunch it until I kill the stucked boincmgr.

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Message 55355 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020 | 17:24:30 UTC - in response to Message 55353.

Yes, the new client has a change that does not allow an empty gui_rpc_auth.cfg file anymore.

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Message 55360 - Posted: 26 Sep 2020 | 1:31:52 UTC - in response to Message 55353.

To get around the permissions problem of accessing gui_rpc_auth.cfg with the new client and return the client and manager to somewhat the same behavior as previous versions you need to add a new file with a pointer to the data directory.

.. 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.

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