I've been trying to install the Boinc software (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/), I could do it in Ubuntu 12.04 but it never worked as well as in Windows (couldn't get it on the systray icons, to be a startup application etc.), but in Ubuntu 12.10 I can't even install it to get the interface, there's a lot of versions and ways to install it.

Anyone knows the correct way for installing and using Boinc in Ubuntu?



Graphical Installation

You need to install the client software, which will act as a daemon and boinc client will be automatically started at boot time.

Command to install boinc-client

sudo apt-get install boinc-client

You need the boinc manager to have a graphical interface to monitor and control boinc client.

Command to install boinc-manager

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager

Both the above commands can be combined and run together as

sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager

To open Boinc Manager. Use dash(Super Key) and search for "boinc"

Non-Graphical Installation

If you are not looking for a graphical interface you just need to install boinc-client

sudo apt-get install boinc-client

Via Ubuntu Software Center

You can also use Ubuntu Software Center to install Boinc. Search for "boinc-client" in Ubuntu Software Center.

Install via the software center

  • Thanks for your answear! The problem is that the version isn't the last one, and I can't get the way of updating it. The other problem is I can't it to become a startupapplication. – Pablo Viollier Nov 30 '12 at 14:05
  • In Quantal repositories 7.0.27 is the latest version. Check the version installed in your machine using apt-cache policy bonic-manager – devav2 Nov 30 '12 at 14:15

Just install it using the package manager. Package names: boinc and boinc-manager. E.g.:

sudo apt-get install boinc-manager

And it should be available in the regular application menu.

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