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2011-12-12 14:32:25

I'm attempting to install the boinc client on an Ubuntu Server x64 computer. Since boinc-client is in the repositories, I ran sudo apt-get install boinc-client. However it apparently wants me to install all this:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
boinc-client fontconfig:i386 ia32-libs ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 lib32asound2 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32ffi6 lib32gcc1 lib32ncurses5
lib32ncursesw5 lib32stdc++6 lib32tinfo5 libacl1:i386 libasound2 libattr1:i386 libaudio2:i386 libavahi-client3:i386
libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libcups2:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libcurl3 libcurl3:i386 libdrm-intel1:i386
libdrm-nouveau1a:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386 libexpat1:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386
libgdbm3:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglapi-mesa:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386
libice6:i386 libidn11:i386 libjpeg62:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386
libldap-2.4-2:i386 libllvm2.9:i386 libmng1:i386 libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libpciaccess0:i386 libpng12-0:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386
libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-designer:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-opengl:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386 libqt4-script:i386
libqt4-scripttools:i386 libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-svg:i386 libqt4-test:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386
libqtgui4:i386 librtmp0:i386 libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules:i386 libsm6:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtasn1-3:i386
libtiff4:i386 libuuid1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386
libxi6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 qdbus:i386 x11-common

Looking through there you see a bunch of packages related to running X: libqt4, libasound, libxrenderer, libdrm-nonveaula(!), etc. But why does the client try to install all this stuff? More importantly why does the x86 version of boinc-client on Ubuntu Server not install this stuff?

Any suggestions on what to do? I don't want to fill the server with X nonsense
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2011-12-12 18:06:24

You can try to install the offical BOINC client from Normaly the offical BOINC client has not as much dependencies like the Ubuntu BOINC client.
I guess the Ubuntu peoples has included also the BOINC manager and so they have the lot of dependencies...
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2011-12-12 18:28:13

It actually doesn't include boinc-manager, that's a separate install
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2011-12-16 13:27:46

It's also installing dependencies of dependencies. Yet, it's an unusual number, possibly an indication that you have a barebone installation. Nothing to see here, move along.

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