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Message 3810 - Posted: 6 Oct 2019, 11:10:17 UTC

after downloaded this file - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.2.42_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.sh - and run it there is an loading progress bar and when comes to end an error appears - problem with characters encoding - I tried with all 3 options on the list and nothing works
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Message 3812 - Posted: 7 Oct 2019, 17:24:47 UTC

I cannot help you but I can suggest you a workaround: “apt-get install boinc”.
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Message 6024 - Posted: 12 Mar 2023, 18:44:55 UTC

I've found I can't get a functioning BOINC install with Mint 21.1. 3 different desktops, Reverting and reinstalling Mint 20.3 on 2 of them resulted in a functioning BOINC either the version from the repository (v7.16.6) or from the PPA:ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc (v7.20.5).

The third computer I just wiped and did a off the USB stick install of LM V20.3 and put it in the the "to be donated to somebody" category as it's an old Dell Vostro-230 - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10]

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Message 6048 - Posted: 18 Mar 2023, 15:17:51 UTC - in response to Message 3810.  

In Ubuntu/Debian distribution, you can easily install BOINC as:
sudo apt install boinc-manager boinc-client.
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Message 6080 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 20:46:36 UTC - in response to Message 6048.  

In Ubuntu/Debian distribution, you can easily install BOINC as:
sudo apt install boinc-manager boinc-client.


It's a Mint/Ubuntu thing I first saw with Mint 21.1.
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Message 6266 - Posted: 18 Sep 2023, 10:11:24 UTC - in response to Message 6080.  
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In Ubuntu/Debian distribution, you can easily install BOINC as:
sudo apt install boinc-manager boinc-client.


It's a Mint/Ubuntu thing I first saw with Mint 21.1.


Actually boinc-client will start and run after the install (I use the costamagnagianfranco PPA but not required) but you'll have to open a terminal and start boincmgr with:

 
sudo /usr/bin/boincmgr


I read someplace it's a install permissions problem. It's still broken in Mint v21.2 (Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) and yes still works fine in v20.3 (20.04.5 LTS)

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Message 6267 - Posted: 20 Sep 2023, 22:57:44 UTC

Also very easy to resolve for any Debian based distro. Just add yourself to the BOINC group to get permission to launch the Boinc Manager.

sudo usermod -aG boinc $USER


Then just logoff the Desktop and login again or just reboot. To see if you are now in the boinc group, just issue:
groups
in the Terminal.

See here. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Debian_or_Ubuntu or
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/gui_rpc_passwd.php

After adding yourself to boinc group you should have no issues launching Boinc Manager from the Desktop or Applications.

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