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Old 09-06-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
jak2586
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seti@home command line


Hey,

Recently set up a linux server, currently running no proccesses! The seti@home website isnt very helpful for people using command line only, can anyone help me out download and install a command line interface so i can run seti@home on this otherwise useless computer?!

Im running ubuntu breezy, 5.10

is their a apt-get command for seti@home ?

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jak
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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Have you checked into the BOINC project? Linux instructions are here. You apparently download a self extracting installer and run it from the command line. And it provides a command line tool described here.

Looks pretty basic.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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Have you checked into the BOINC project? Linux instructions are here. You apparently download a self extracting installer and run it from the command line. And it provides a command line tool described here.

Looks pretty basic.
Thanks for those references. I had looked into running a BOINK based project some time ago but the instructions on the project web site were so confusing that I gave up on it. Since then I noticed that a lot of distributed computing projects use this BOINK software. That fact has kept me out of the distributed computing game. Maybe the web pages that you listed will help me get that darned software running so that I can volunteer my computer cycles to something worthwhile.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:51 AM   #4
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Have you checked into the BOINC project? Linux instructions are here. You apparently download a self extracting installer and run it from the command line. And it provides a command line tool described here.

Looks pretty basic.

I wish it looked "pretty basic" to me

i see no file to download to run a seti project
 
Old 09-07-2006, 07:04 AM   #5
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i see no file to download to run a seti project
Realize that I have not done this (a 4MB file would take a bit long to download over dialup when I am not wanting it for myself), but my impression from the BOINC website is that you first download the the self extracting file from BOINC and run it. Have you done that? I thought (perhaps wrongly) that the BOINC software would then help you get/install SETI. SETI is certainly listed as one of the project BOINC supports.

I was actually surprised when I saw your first post because I thought I had remembered some time back that the SETI program had been discontinued. I saw your post and figured I was wrong. Was I perhaps right after all?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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I may be somewhat late in seeing your post so you may have discovered that BOINC is really just a communications program that attaches projects to your computer. Once you have BOINC installed just join the Seti project ( or any others) and also check the box where you will accept other projects work if there is none for Seti. The Work Units (WU) up/down load the appropriate task and required program each time so there is really no Seti "file" just the Seti project. The project will send you WU's.
 
  


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