Error: can't open file '/RebootPending.txt' (error 2: No such file or directory)

Bug #297447 reported by Shirish Agarwal
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
boinc (Debian)
Fix Released
boinc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi all,
 This is on Jaunty whenever I start boinc manager from command-line

$ boincmgr
08:26:16 IST: Error: can't open file '/RebootPending.txt' (error 2: No such file or directory)
connect: Operation now in progress

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: boinc-manager 6.2.14-2
SourcePackage: boinc
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

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Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
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Nicolás Alvarez (nicolas-alvarez) wrote :

The RebootPending.txt file is created by the Windows installer. The installer also sets things up so the file gets deleted on the next reboot. If the file exists, BOINC Manager will show a message box saying "A reboot is required in order for BOINC to run properly. Please reboot your computer and try again." and quit. That reboot is only needed on Windows due to the way new user accounts are created; it's not needed on other platforms.

Maybe the manager shouldn't check for that file on platforms other than Windows; or maybe it should check for its existence in a different way (instead of trying to open it), to avoid that error message on stderr.

Consider reporting upstream.

Changed in boinc:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in boinc:
status: Fix Committed → New
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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Marking Triaged with low prio, since it's only cosmetical AFAICS.

Changed in boinc:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package boinc - 6.2.14-3ubuntu1

boinc (6.2.14-3ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Merge from Debian unstable (LP: #326599). Remaining Ubuntu changes:
    - Bump build-depend on debhelper to install udev rules into
      /lib/udev/rules.d, add Breaks on udev to get correct version.
  * Do not check for "/RebootPending.txt", which is only used on
    Windows (LP: #297447)

boinc (6.2.14-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add debian/patches/101_check_RSA_returned_values.patch
    Check the returned values for RSA_public_decrypt and
    RSA_private_encrypt functions. Change ported by upstream changeset 16883
    ( Closes: #511521
  * debian/patches
    001_dont_install_ca-bundle.crt.patch and
    002_remove_hardcoded_optimization.patch Refreshed
  * debian/control - add myself to uploaders

 -- Daniel Hahler <email address hidden> Sun, 08 Feb 2009 18:04:23 +0100

Changed in boinc:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in boinc:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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