Hi. Repository version 7.0.24...precise has a known bug which affects users running Ubuntu 12.04. The bug makes the boinc software unable to process any work-units for some projects.
This is a known bug by a growing group of Seti@Home Boinc users running Ubuntu 12.04 and other Debain variants.
As soon as there is a version out which overcomes this bug, the repository package may want to be changed.
This bug affects all users of Precise attempting to run Boinc 7.0.24 for the Seti@home project.
Bug can be reproduced by installing Boinc 7.0.24 in Ubuntu 12.04 and connecting to the seti@home project.
Downloaded work-units will instantly error upon attempting to run. In other words the Boinc package currently in the precise repository is unusable for Seti@home, and a couple others.
Quantal has had it's version of boinc changed to 7.0.27 from Debian SID. As far as I'm aware it fixes this bug.
7.0.27 has many upstream fixes for several issues, I think that the change may bring a few new bugs, but should fix far more issues than it causes, again the current package is unusable for one of the largest projects running on Boinc.
https://launchpad.net/~blueyed Daniel Hahler has agreed to sponsor the upload for SRU