boinc --show projects not working

Bug #294241 reported by Shirish Agarwal
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
BOINC
Invalid
Unknown
boinc (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi all,
 boinc --show_projects shows the following

$ boinc --show_projects
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.2.12 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] This a development version of BOINC and may not function properly
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.2 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3.3 libidn/1.8
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Data directory: /home/shirish
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz [Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2]
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm up pebs bts
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] OS: Linux: 2.6.27-7-generic
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Memory: 1008.30 MB physical, 1.39 GB virtual
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Disk: 52.20 GB total, 32.14 GB free
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] Local time is UTC +5 hours
05-Nov-2008 21:50:26 [---] No coprocessors
projects:

Projects are not shown :(

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
Package: boinc-client 6.2.12-1
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_IN
SourcePackage: boinc
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Revision history for this message
Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
Changed in boinc:
status: Unknown → New
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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Confirmed.
As a workaround, the following will display a project list, too:
  boinccmd --get_project_status | grep -A1 -- -----------
There might be other boinccmd options/arguments to get a better list though.

Changed in boinc:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Daniel Hahler (blueyed)
Changed in boinc:
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in boinc:
status: New → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Reported to be working in 6.6.11

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rww (rww) wrote :

Doesn't look like it (note the version number):

robert@medic:~$ boinc --show_projects
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.10.17 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.19.5 OpenSSL/0.9.8g zlib/1.2.3.3 libidn/1.15
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Data directory: /home/robert
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11]
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Processor: 4.00 MB cache
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdc
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] OS: Linux: 2.6.32-6-generic
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Memory: 3.87 GB physical, 4.66 GB virtual
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Disk: 206.12 GB total, 180.39 GB free
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Local time is UTC -8 hours
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] No usable GPUs found
02-Dec-2009 03:02:21 [---] Not using a proxy
projects:
robert@medic:~$

For information like this, one really should be using boinccmd instead anyway, which works fine.

Revision history for this message
Nicolás Alvarez (nicolas-alvarez) wrote :

Robert, what you just did was starting the core client again, and probably starting a whole new session, since the state isn't usually kepy in $HOME. So it cluttered your $HOME with the new internal state too :)

I wish 'boinc' was out of the $PATH. People keep running it by hand, which is nearly always wrong.

To get information from a running client, you should use boinccmd.

Revision history for this message
Timmy Shih Jun Yee (shijun) wrote :

Closing this bug because one should be using the command "boinccmd --get_state" to get the list of projects.

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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