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1) Message boards : Science : Message from Boinc: This project is using an old URL (Message 22527)
Posted 590 days ago by Profile Raspberry Pi - Brian
Curiously, I spoke to another user earlier today, and he was not aware of the change in URL.

Going into more detail from my prior post:

Updating a project URL using boinccmd:
Linux users can verify your URL using the commandline:
sudo boinccmd --get_project_urls

If you need to update it, use the BOINC Manager if you have a GUI otherwise use these steps:

1. Get your Account Key from your Collatz account page
2. Stop getting workunits (set your operation to "nomorework")
sudo boinccmd --project http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/ nomorework

3. Wait for workunits are completed and have been fully uploaded.
4. Remove the project (execute operation "detach")
sudo boinccmd --project http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/ detach

5. Attach the project with the new URL and your account key
sudo boinccmd --project_attach https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/ <your Collatz account key goes here>


Either way, if you don't let your current workunits to complete and post, then the work will be lost.

Cheers!

// Brian
2) Message boards : Science : Message from Boinc: This project is using an old URL (Message 22486)
Posted 598 days ago by Profile Raspberry Pi - Brian
Obviously, the "fixes" to make the project more secure (for the paranoid among us) has backfired. I can either
a) leave it as is
b) change the download URL to also be https
c) change it back to use http (non-SSL) except for the login page

Thoughts? Comments?


If we were to go "democratically", then I would "vote" for going forward (since I'm down to just one more computer to convert)

My final computer is the commandline boinc (Raspberry Pi Zero), while it's less of a "no brainer" as compared to the GUI setups, it's not that difficult. .. Although, I suggest using the boinccmd approach rather than "hack" the xml files.

boinccmd Reference page:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool

Steps to take with boinccmd:

1. get your Account Key from your Collatz account page
2. set your operation to "nomorework"
3. wait for current workunits to end and upload
4. execute operation "detach"
5. attach with new URL and your account key.

Give us the green light and I'll convert my last machine!

Cheers!

// Brian
3) Message boards : Science : Message from Boinc: This project is using an old URL (Message 22481)
Posted 598 days ago by Profile Raspberry Pi - Brian
apparently, this is not enough.... the error still appears after the edits and restart of boinc.
In the same way, I also edited the file
/var/lib/boinc-client/all_projects_list.xml
and restarted boinc.. and the error remained..

then I edited the file (stopping boinc between each edit)
/var/lib/boinc-client/account_boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz.xml
restarted boinc and the project got reset and gave me a workunit.
(the "no new work" flag got flipped by the restart)

I got an odd message: "File micro_collatz_6.01_arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf exists already, skipping download", but I suppose that it just means that the programs were already present during the project reset. (through the "accepted" approach to a project reset, the "remove" step would have deleted the program and the subsequent "add" would had downloaded the code again.)

a manual reset of a project is not a desired result. Did I miss anything else?
(Not real keen on having doubts that the project is configured properly.)
On the positive side: the "update your URL" message seems to has been cleared.

Cheers!

// Brian

Hi,
would it be not much easier to edit the file /var/lib/boinc-client/master_boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz.xml

....

and to replace http://boinc.thesonntags.com
by https://boinc.thesonntags.com

and restart Boinc.

regards
Veit
4) Message boards : Science : Message from Boinc: This project is using an old URL (Message 22478)
Posted 599 days ago by Profile Raspberry Pi - Brian
Hi,
would it be not much easier to edit the file
/var/lib/boinc-client/master_boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz.xml
...
...
and to replace http://boinc.thesonntags.com
by https://boinc.thesonntags.com

and restart Boinc.

regards
Veit


I got some workunits to run out... but that looks like it will work.
yeah, much easier.
Thanks!
I'll post my success.

Cheers.
// Brian
(from my separate Raspberry Pi account)




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