boinc-client - core client for the BOINC distributed computing infrastructure

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name boinc-client
Package version 7.4.23+dfsg
Package release 1+deb8u1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.54 KB
Download size 505.74 KB
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The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a
software platform for distributed computing: several initiatives of
various scientific disciplines all compete for the idle time of
desktop computers. The developers' web site at the University of
Berkeley serves as a common portal to the otherwise independently run
This package contains the BOINC core client program that is required
to participate in any project that uses BOINC. A central server
distributes work units and collects results via this client. When
attaching a local machine to a project, this client will also
dynamically download the scientific data and executables to be then
wrapped by the BOINC core client.


Package Version Architecture Repository
boinc-client_7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1_amd64.deb 7.4.23+dfsg amd64 Debian Main
boinc-client - - -


Name Value
adduser -
ca-certificates -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libboinc7 = 7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1
libc6 >= 2.15
libcurl3 >= 7.16.2
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libstdc++6 >= 4.9
python -
zlib1g >= 1:


Type URL
Binary Package boinc-client_7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1_i386.deb
Source Package boinc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install boinc-client deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install boinc-client




2016-11-08 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
[ Tom Downes ]
* Try both oom_score_adj and oom_adj when adjusting the OOM score
(Closes: #843663).
[ Mike Brennan <> ]
* Fix xhost syntax. (Closes: #841665)
- the xhost permissions syntax requires a "localuser" keyword for locally
specified users.
2014-10-17 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.23+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release candidate.
* Relaxing dependencies between packages, to allow binNMUs
(Closes: #765670).
* Remove useless -dbg packages dependencies.
* Make boinc multiarch compatible:
- switch dev packages to arch:any
- remove disabled multiarch tweaks in rules file.
- tweak .install files to point to the triplet lib directory
2014-10-11 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-3exp1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Upload to experimental, with the boinc-server-* packages.
2014-10-10 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
[ mdt]
* Add lbcudart-6.5 compatibility.
[ Gianfranco Costamagna ]
* Fix again some lintian copyright problems.
* Remove a pyshared empty directory (server-maker).
* Fix missing "Keywords" in desktop file.
2014-10-01 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-2exp1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Upload to experimental, with the boinc-server-* packages.
2014-10-01 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
* Build with NDEBUG to disable massive debug output
in ~/.BOINC/stderrgui.txt file (Closes: #763113)
* Fix some entries in copyright file for lintian happyness.
* Don't require all facilities in boinc-client start,
making lintian happy again.
* Update copyright file.
* Bump std-version to 3.9.6, no changes required.
* Fix dh_install and dh_strip targets.
[ mdt ]
* Add dh-python as B-D.
* Add new libcuda{,rt} compatibility.
2014-09-24 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-1exp1) experimental; urgency=low
* Upload to experimental, with the boinc-server-* packages.
2014-09-03 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.22+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Remove termios_is_everywhere.patch, fixed upstream.
* Remove libx11-dev, libxcb-dpms0-dev, libxss-dev, libxext-dev
from build dependencies, upstream now uses /dev to
get devices information.
2014-09-02 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.18+dfsg-1exp2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Re-enable termios_is_everywhere.patch, kfreebsd
still have the build failures.
2014-09-01 - Gianfranco Costamagna <>
boinc (7.4.18+dfsg-1exp1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Upload to experimental, with the boinc-server-* packages.
* Disable no-add-needed LDFLAG.
* Attempt to disable termios_is_everywhere.patch and
* Patch tweaks and refresh.

See Also

Package Description
boinc-dev_7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1_i386.deb development files to build applications for BOINC projects (transitional)
boinc-manager_7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1_i386.deb GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client
boinc_7.4.23+dfsg-1+deb8u1_all.deb metapackage for the BOINC client and the manager
boinctui_2.3.5-1_i386.deb Fullscreen text mode manager for Boinc client
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