Posts by mirabilos

1) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : alt_platform not honoured (Message 3994)
Posted 5 May 2008 by mirabilos
This is *EXACTLY* what alt_platform is for.

MirBSD can execute applications for MirBSD, OpenBSD 3.8, and Linux.
The alt_platform says it can run i686-pc-linux-gnu applications, but
is ignored by RALPH.

If I run a hacked BOINC which reports i686-pc-linux-gnu INSTEAD of
i386-ecce-mirbsd as platform, I get WUs, process them, return them,
and they validate. So there is ABSOLUTELY NO reason to not send out
WUs to MirBSD clients.
2) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : alt_platform not honoured (Message 3930)
Posted 20 Apr 2008 by mirabilos
Some minirosetta-1.13 results on MirBSD succeed (if I
patch the BOINC binary to identify itself as Linux).
Thus I urge you to fix that on the server.

One of the validated examples:
3) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Bug Reports for Rosetta Mini Versions 1.+ (Message 3872)
Posted 10 Apr 2008 by mirabilos
Had 20 work units fail with same error

process exited with code 1 (0x1, -255)
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of or, and cannot find, period.

ERROR: Unable to open file: minirosetta_database/chemical/residue_type_sets/fa_standard/residue_types.txt

ERROR:: Exit from: src/core/chemical/ line: 85
called boinc_finish

Make that another 20 that have failed

Add another two:
one on Debian GNU/Linux testing (i386),
the other one on MirBSD #10-current (i386) after temporarily
connecting with a hacked boinc executable to fool the server
into giving me a task, see

The ZIP archive extracts just fine in both cases by the way.
4) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : alt_platform not honoured (Message 3860)
Posted 9 Apr 2008 by mirabilos
I have BOINC running and reporting back to, for
example, the Sudoku Project. Now, the scheduler
request for this project contains:


But the server responds with:
platform 'i386-ecce-mirbsd' not found

SZTAKI Desktop Grid, ABC@home and Riesel Sieve
have the same problems; I reported it there too.
Please fix your server.

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