Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1284394
boinc user doesn't have ownership over /var/lib/boinc
Last modified: 2015-12-04 07:50:22 EST
When Boinc is installed, the folder /var/lib/boinc doesn't get populated with the necessary files. This is because the boinc-client can't access the folder.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the boinc-client with systemctl
2. Open the Boinc Manager in GNOME
3. Nothing happens, you can't select any projects, this is because boinc-client can't access the folder.
When the Boinc Manager is started, the user should be able to add projects.
The operating user should also be in the boinc group. So it would be a good idea to at least set the right ownership of /var/lib/boinc and state in the man page that the operating user should be added to this boinc group.
[root@defiant ~]# ll -d /var/lib/boinc
drwxrwxr-x. 5 boinc boinc 4096 Nov 23 09:46 /var/lib/boinc
[root@defiant ~]# id keesj
uid=1000(keesj) gid=1000(keesj) groups=1000(keesj),978(boinc)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1278881 ***