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SETI 5.21 app has problems
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owlsoup
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Jul 18, 2007, 03:53 PM
 
Myself and many other users report over in [email protected]'s mac forums that the new 5.21 app is not working. Resets, updates and restarts have no effect.

error message every second!:
"Wed Jul 18 12:52:15 2007|[email protected]|Restarting task 13my00ab.23244.27073.997154.3.175_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 521
Wed Jul 18 12:51:50 2007|[email protected]|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project."

Is 5.21 working for anyone at all?
     
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Jul 18, 2007, 04:14 PM
 
Is this SETI Beta? According to the app page below, the current application is 5.18 for macs.

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owlsoup  (op)
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Jul 18, 2007, 04:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by zombie67 View Post
Is this SETI Beta? According to the app page below, the current application is 5.18 for macs.
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Nope, it's not beta. It's SETI enhanced 5.21. Everyone check your app, as many people are getting auto downloads of this now.
     
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Jul 18, 2007, 04:21 PM
 
It's happening to me too. But only on non-intel machines.

I've reinstalled, and even deleted every trace of seti/BOINC and re-reinstalled again. :/

oh - version 5.10.7
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Jul 18, 2007, 05:26 PM
 
If we are using alexkan's application, with the app_info.xml, then we just need to add 5.21 to the application list, right? Then BOINC should be redirected to use alexkan's application instead of 5.21.
     
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Jul 18, 2007, 11:44 PM
 
No problems on any of my machines, but I am using the optimized clients on all 4 of them.
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 04:11 AM
 
I just added 521 to my app_info.xml and everything is fine.
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 09:00 AM
 
Just to clarify this, I've only encountered this problem on PPC hardware. Out of 32 machines, a handful are PPC
+There is no app_info.xml to be found on any of them - where does it hide?
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Jul 19, 2007, 12:54 PM
 
You would only have the app_info.xml file if you are running one of Alex' optimized workers.

Index of /~alexkan/seti
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 01:05 PM
 
(boinc folder)/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/app_info.xml
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by arkayn View Post
You would only have the app_info.xml file if you are running one of Alex' optimized workers.

Index of /~alexkan/seti
Thanks! I'll install this tonight.
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Jul 19, 2007, 02:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Thanks! I'll install this tonight.
And watch your RAC jump by 50%+!
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 02:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by zombie67 View Post
And watch your RAC jump by 50%+!
Yep
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
I thought I was running Alex's optimized client, but it was either trashed when I reset the project with the 5.21 event, or... some fault of mine.

Now I get an error about permissions and needing to reinstall when starting up BOINC with the 7.1nographics optimized client. Error disappears and BOINC runs when I remove the optimized client. I've tried repairing permissions. I've tried updating to the latest BOINC 5.10.7. What's the fix for this?

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Originally Posted by owlsoup View Post
I thought I was running Alex's optimized client, but it was either trashed when I reset the project with the 5.21 event, or... some fault of mine.

Now I get an error about permissions and needing to reinstall when starting up BOINC with the 7.1nographics optimized client. Error disappears and BOINC runs when I remove the optimized client. I've tried repairing permissions. I've tried updating to the latest BOINC 5.10.7. What's the fix for this?

Mac g4 dual 867, OS X 10.4.8
(quit BOINC)
(in a terminal copy/paste the following two lines)
cd /Library/Application\ Support/BOINC\ Data/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu/
sudo chown boinc_master:boinc_project *
(enter your root password)
(restart BOINC)
     
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Jul 19, 2007, 10:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by zombie67 View Post
And watch your RAC jump by 50%+!
Got it! Thank you!!
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Jul 20, 2007, 12:34 AM
 
I'm a bit confused about log messages in BOINC Manager.

I have this after I just started up after applying fixes suggested in this message thread:

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Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Starting BOINC client version 5.8.17 for powerpc-apple-darwin
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Libraries: libcurl/7.15.5 OpenSSL/0.9.7l zlib/1.2.3
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007|[email protected]|Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Processor: 2 Power Macintosh Power Macintosh [Power Macintosh Model PowerMac3,6] [AltiVec]
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 21.08 GB virtual
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Disk: 148.93 GB total, 20.83 GB free
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007|Predictor @ Home|URL: http://predictor.scripps.edu/; Computer ID: 212099; location: (none); project prefs: default
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007|[email protected]|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 1957652; location: work; project prefs: default
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||General prefs: from [email protected] (last modified 2007-06-19 22:11:47)
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Host location: work
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||General prefs: using separate prefs for work
Thu Jul 19 23:15:32 2007||Running CPU benchmarks
Thu Jul 19 23:16:34 2007||Benchmark results:
Thu Jul 19 23:16:34 2007|| Number of CPUs: 2
Thu Jul 19 23:16:34 2007|| 721 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
Thu Jul 19 23:16:34 2007|| 2249 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
Thu Jul 19 23:16:35 2007|[email protected]|Starting 03jn00aa.14622.6882.903410.3.64_0
Thu Jul 19 23:16:35 2007|[email protected]|Starting task 03jn00aa.14622.6882.903410.3.64_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 521
Thu Jul 19 23:16:35 2007|[email protected]|Starting 04jn00aa.20188.19265.754822.3.132_1
Thu Jul 19 23:16:35 2007|[email protected]|Starting task 04jn00aa.20188.19265.754822.3.132_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 521
-----

So, the log reports seeing the app_info.xml file, but the tasks are reported as "using setiathome_enhanced version 521."

Here is my app_info.xml file:

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<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>seti_enhanced-ppc-v7.1-g4-nographics</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>521</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>seti_enhanced-ppc-v7.1-g4-nographics</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>
-----

Do I have this set up correctly to run seti_enhanced-ppc-v7.1-g4-nographics, which is in my folder "setiathome.berkeley.edu" where the above app_info.xml file also resides?

Am I indeed running seti_enhanced-ppc-v7.1-g4-nographics right now?

Thanks!

jimm
     
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Jul 20, 2007, 12:57 AM
 
Yes you do.
     
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Jul 20, 2007, 01:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by jimm View Post
Am I indeed running seti_enhanced-ppc-v7.1-g4-nographics right now?
Yep. The whole point of the app_info.xml is trickery. Once you return those results, look at the result details on the [email protected] web site. It will tell you the application you actually used. It may need to wait until you crunch one from the beginning for the result page to show it.
     
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Jul 20, 2007, 06:45 AM
 
PPC version is now 522 on BOINC 5.10.10 beta

As well as changing the app_info file to 522 I had to remove the -1 from line 12 <platform> and close up the gaps.

Seems to be running ok and error msgs have stopped. I don't know if it is actually using the v7.1 or not. I will check the results when I get some.

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( Last edited by Knightrider; Jul 20, 2007 at 06:46 AM. Reason: added boinc version info)
     
   
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