How to configure BOINC to automatically start

Bob ubuntu-qygzanxc at
Fri Nov 6 04:42:55 UTC 2015

** Reply to message from Petter Adsen <petter at> on Thu, 5 Nov 2015
09:43:48 +0100

> On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:39:29 -0800
> "Bob" <ubuntu-qygzanxc at> wrote:
> > I thought I had this working with the last version (15.04) of Ubuntu.
> > 
> > I had converted my BOINC upstart configuration files to systemd
> > files.  That has worked since I updated from 14.10 to 15.04.  Now I
> > have updated to 15.10 and BOINC will not start.  Does anyone have the
> > names of the configuration files and their loaction so I can get this
> > working again?
> If you mean the package 'boinc-client', you can see what files the
> package installed with 'dpkg -L boinc-client'. These two might be of
> interest:
> /etc/init.d/boinc-client
> /lib/systemd/system/boinc-client.service

I deleted an old upstart file from /lib/systemd/system/ that fixed the problem.
I don't know why it did not cause problems before now.


> If you mean the package 'boinc-manager' and a startup script you have
> created for that, I suggest you use 'find' or 'locate' to search for
> files with a relevant name. Startup scripts are normally located
> under /lib/systemd/system, /etc/systemd/system or /etc/init.d.

Robert Blair

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