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Message 16966 - Posted: 4 Jun 2007, 11:24:29 UTC

I've been using the 64-bit Linux client from Recently, having read that the master URL for LHC had changed, I detached from LHC and then re-attached.

Since then (if I don't intervene) the LHC server does not download the LHC executable for me -- instead, the server says: platform 'x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' not found.

The current server software provides an <alt_platform> capability. When the project does not support the primary platform requested by the client, but an alternate has been indicated, the server would supply executables and work according to that "alt_platform". As long as LHC does not provide a "native" 64-bit Linux executable, could you please set up your server so that it can supply 'i686-pc-linux-gnu' stuff when 'x86_64-pc-linux-gnu' is requested ?


p.s. Before I did the detach of LHC, I was running with an app_info.xml file for LHC. It specified the 32-bit LHC executable (and caused the requested platform to be 'anonymous'). After the re-atttach, the first time I put in that file the executable did not get downloaded ("URL missing"). Have not gotten around to trying it again. I would prefer that the platform compatibility matter be resolved at the LHC project server, instead of me at my client having to manually set up an app_info.xml file for the LHC project.
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Message 17005 - Posted: 7 Jun 2007, 19:46:48 UTC

I hope they will upgrade to the lastest BOINC server version in the near future, which handles 64bit/32bit compatibility automaticly.
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Message 17014 - Posted: 10 Jun 2007, 23:28:36 UTC

FYI, BOINC server software in use on LHC is several YEARS old. It will probably take them quite long to migrate to the latest one, since there are so many changes...
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Message 17022 - Posted: 12 Jun 2007, 20:39:25 UTC

Isn't this a good time to get rid of old modifications and use a a Boinc server with as few modifications as possible.
Would also ease future upgrades.....


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