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Old 02-24-2016, 05:36 AM   #1
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<solved> Update broke BOINC maybe?

Hi folks,

Got the four security updates yseterday evening - bind, glibc, libgcrypt, ntp.

Installed them like normal and things seemed to be fine...until I woke this morning to check on how many units my BOINC client had done over the morning (another normal routine for me), and saw that the BOINC manager was completely frozen.

Okay, simple enough. Restart the manager, let it communicate with the client and start again. Never happened before in 15+ years, but hey, things can happen.

Manager starts up like normal but it appears it freezes the moment it tries to communicate with the client and has to be hard killed.

I can only figure it's one of the upgrades, so I just need to know - How do I 'downgrade' something back to the previous version to test which one of the upgrades it was? Is it as simple as just 'installpkg blah.txz'?

I also don't remember now which version I had of glibc installed before this latest security patch. It would naturally be the last, latest patch, I just don't remember what version number that was. So I decided since the solibs aren't downloadable as a package anywhere I looked (there's just the i18, profile, and glibc, but no solibs) it's going to have to be built from source. Where then, do I find the patch for glibc that we got before this latest one? How do I build it from source? Will there be problems doing so now that the latest glibc is already installed on my system?

Update two hours later...I still haven't downgraded from the updates of yesterday, yet suddenly BOINC is working again. ?

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Old 02-24-2016, 11:07 AM   #2
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boinc 7.0.65 (x64) working fine for me after last slackware current updates
Old 02-24-2016, 04:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by glorsplitz View Post
boinc 7.0.65 (x64) working fine for me after last slackware current updates
I've been using 7.2.42 for as long as it's been out so that I can also use GPU when I want. Not sure what happened, but it sure was strange.


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