[CentOS] CentOS9 Stream - boinc client??

Sat Jan 28 13:45:04 UTC 2023
Bill Gee <bgee at campercaver.net>

On 1/26/23 20:25, Philip Wyett wrote:
> On Thu, 2023-01-26 at 13:16 -0600, Bill Gee wrote:
>> I have been running boinc client on CentOS7 hosts for some years.  C7 is
>> getting close to end of life.  Time to upgrade to C9 ...
>> But I cannot find a package for the boinc client.  "dnf search boinc"
>> returns nothing.
>> I have enabled both EPEL and RPMFusion repositories.
>> Is there a boinc client package for CentOS9 Stream?
> Hi,
> The client seems to have been built for EPEL 9 Next, but not as yet for EPEL 9.
> https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/boinc-client
> https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=5978
> You can file an issue for the package to be branched and built for EPEL9.
> [1] https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/epel/epel-package-request/
> Regards
> Phil
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Hmmmm......  I figured out a temporary work-around.  I downloaded the 
el8 rpm file from EPEL.  It installed with no issues on CentOS9.

I looked at turning in a bugzilla report.  That requires having an 
account at bugzilla.  Nope, I do not need to add to the 400+ online 
accounts I already have.  Besides, there is no guarantee that the 
package would be built in any reasonable time frame.  It could be 
months.  I can wait a bit, but not that long.

Is there a way to get dnf to install a "next" package?

It has been a year since CentOS9 came out.  The boinc-client package is 
not yet ready for it.  Is there any assurance that it ever will be 
ready?  Answer = no assurance whatever.

In the worst case I will go to SOD ...  Some Other Distribution.  Fedora 
38 can be installed in a text-only mode to run headless, and it has a 
currently maintained package for boinc-client.

There are both Docker and flatpak packages for boinc-client.  I have 
never been able to get any Docker, flatpak or snap package to work 
correctly, and it is even worse when trying to run them inside a virtual 
machine.  Those technologies seem to me to be an answer in search of a 
non-existent question.

Bill Gee