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Does anyone know how to install BOINC in Fedora 20?

asked 2014-06-04 13:43:32 -0500

candonoharm gravatar image

updated 2014-06-04 19:12:27 -0500

Hey everyone,

I just switched to Fedora and being a geek like most of you awesome people here, I'd like to install BOINC and participate in SETI@Home or Rosetta@Home. Their wiki,

only seems to be updated for Fedora 17. I've tried to follow their steps, but I can't get past the part where it says to "enter systemctl enable boinc-client.service" if you have fedora 17. When I try to enter that, I get "No such command". Is there some other step I must do if I want to install BOINC in Fedora 20? Thanks for your help.

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Do you run enter systemctl enable boinc-client.service command or systemctl enable boinc-client.service? You should enter the latter!

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-06-04 14:17:48 -0500 )edit

When I enter the latter command, I get "Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit No such command: systemctl. Please use /bin/yum --help"

candonoharm gravatar imagecandonoharm ( 2014-06-06 02:13:07 -0500 )edit

That's weird. Do you have systemd installed?!! Please run rpm -qV systemd and get the output.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-06-09 05:10:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-06-05 03:49:16 -0500

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The best way is to install from official Fedora repository:

$ sudo yum install boinc-client boinc-manager



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I used Yum Externder then yum. Yum reports that I have the latest version installed (nothing to do). Top reports that boinc-client is running. Boinc Manager reports disconnected. And I am running with 2 GPUs (Nvidia 331.89 drivers on GTX 760s) I had problems long ago with Fedora on this very issue and abandoned it for Ubuntu. Now back to Fedora, but will abandon again if cannot get BOINC running in the next 7 days

rgammon51 gravatar imagergammon51 ( 2014-07-13 16:44:33 -0500 )edit

top reports that the boinc-client is running

rgammon51 gravatar imagergammon51 ( 2014-07-13 16:45:07 -0500 )edit

And you think the problem is Fedora? Why?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-07-13 21:55:56 -0500 )edit

Please, follow these steps carefully:

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-07-13 22:04:33 -0500 )edit

The BOINC wiki helps. Time is a factor for me as 10 hours a day for work period and sleep of 8-9 hours leaves little to experiment. Next weekend is the earliest. Ubuntu is MUCH easier to get BOINC running

rgammon51 gravatar imagergammon51 ( 2014-07-14 07:58:11 -0500 )edit

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