Re: CentOS9 Stream - boinc client??

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On 1/26/23 20:25, Philip Wyett wrote:
On Thu, 2023-01-26 at 13:16 -0600, Bill Gee wrote:
I have been running boinc client on CentOS7 hosts for some years.  C7 is
getting close to end of life.  Time to upgrade to C9 ...

But I cannot find a package for the boinc client.  "dnf search boinc"
returns nothing.

I have enabled both EPEL and RPMFusion repositories.

Is there a boinc client package for CentOS9 Stream?


The client seems to have been built for EPEL 9 Next, but not as yet for EPEL 9.

You can file an issue for the package to be branched and built for EPEL9.




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Hmmmm...... I figured out a temporary work-around. I downloaded the el8 rpm file from EPEL. It installed with no issues on CentOS9.

I looked at turning in a bugzilla report. That requires having an account at bugzilla. Nope, I do not need to add to the 400+ online accounts I already have. Besides, there is no guarantee that the package would be built in any reasonable time frame. It could be months. I can wait a bit, but not that long.

Is there a way to get dnf to install a "next" package?

It has been a year since CentOS9 came out. The boinc-client package is not yet ready for it. Is there any assurance that it ever will be ready? Answer = no assurance whatever.

In the worst case I will go to SOD ... Some Other Distribution. Fedora 38 can be installed in a text-only mode to run headless, and it has a currently maintained package for boinc-client.

There are both Docker and flatpak packages for boinc-client. I have never been able to get any Docker, flatpak or snap package to work correctly, and it is even worse when trying to run them inside a virtual machine. Those technologies seem to me to be an answer in search of a non-existent question.

Bill Gee
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