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Old 08-26-2001, 03:57 PM   #1
RecoilUK
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Question Seti at home installation


Hi guys

OK i,ve just installed Seti at home and placed the folder in /usr/share and can start it up without problems using

/usr/share/seti/setiathome -verbose

however I dont want to do this

Ideally I would prefer to just type in

seti

does anyone know how I can do this, and allow any user to start it up.

Thx guys

RecoilUK
 
Old 08-26-2001, 04:39 PM   #2
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make a script file called 'seti' that would look like this
Code:
#!/bin/bash
/usr/share/set/setiathome --verbose
and change the executable bit
Code:
chmod +x seti
Crude but effective.
 
Old 08-27-2001, 12:37 AM   #3
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Hi there

Ok so I just make a text file with a .sh extension is this right?

And I would save this in /bin or not?

I havnt done anything like this before.

Thx m8

RecoilUK
 
Old 08-27-2001, 12:56 AM   #4
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Hi again

Nevermind i,ve sorted it

I made a text file instead of a shell script with the command that I usually type in it and called it seti.

I placed this in /usr/bin

and it works for any user but each user can have a seperate file that they are scanning, which is what I wanted

Thx

RecoilUK
 
Old 05-07-2002, 04:48 AM   #5
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Question Services

mcleodnine,
I too have a problem with seti but slightly different,
I want seti to start as a service with all the other services,
can you help me there?

James
 
Old 05-07-2002, 05:39 AM   #6
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Re: Services

Quote:
Originally posted by warfie

I too have a problem with seti but slightly different,
I want seti to start as a service with all the other services,
can you help me there?

James
Add a script (or a line running seti) to your starting scripts. I use /etc/rc/d/rc.local. It's a script, so just add the seti line and it'l start next boot.

To RecoilUK
Seti needs a directory with executable for every user. You can solve it by creating it into users' home directories (for example ~/seti). So there will be a script starting seti for user that starts the script:
#!/bin/bash
~/seti/setiathome --verbose
 
Old 05-07-2002, 06:24 AM   #7
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warfie

I'm obviosly more of a newbie than you realise!
you say
"Add a script (or a line running seti) to your starting scripts"
I say ......"whaaaa?"

can you please dumb it down a little for me?

James-the-moron
 
Old 05-07-2002, 08:49 AM   #8
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It's as easy as I say Really.
How do you start seti?
Something like /usr/seti/setiathome , right?
So open /etc/rc.d/rc.local in your favourite text editor (beeing root!).
There will be

#!/bin/sh

Then lines with # at the beginning, then some strange texts
After those #s, in new line write the command you use to run seti. If you run it using /usr/seti/setiathome, write
/usr/seti/setiathome &
(this & is quite important, it makes seti to run in background)
And that's all.
If you don't know where's your seti (nearly impossible, but maybe...) use
whereis setiathome
I'll show you the right location.

Last edited by Mara; 05-07-2002 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 11:10 PM   #9
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warfie, what seti team do you crunch for? TP?
 
Old 05-08-2002, 03:37 AM   #10
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Old 05-08-2002, 04:20 AM   #11
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Didn work Mara?!?!

I did exactly as you said, no joy, any idea, or maybe you need more info?
 
Old 05-08-2002, 01:45 PM   #12
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Send this part of the file you've modified. Then I can look into it
 
Old 05-08-2002, 01:50 PM   #13
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umm. just a quicki.. what is seti?
 
Old 05-08-2002, 02:32 PM   #14
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Setiathome (sometimes called 'seti' ).
SETI Search for Extraterestrial Inteligence. Setiathome is a program used by 3mln users worldwide to work on data from observatory to find other habitated planets.
You download the program, start it, it downloads a package and works on it. When finished sends the results back and gets new package.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 02:36 PM   #15
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kinda like the UD cancer research thingy.. cool when i get my machine working again i'll download it.
 
  


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