after installing boinc on a new debian sid, i got this error:
process exited with code 127 (0x7f, -129)
classical_5.56_i686-pc-linux-gnu.exe: error while loading shared libraries: libglut.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
on all WUs.
i went on to install libglut, and it stopped erroring.
as it also happened at another project, i filed a bug against boinc suggesting it should recommend the library with boinc.
the maintainer's replay was, that if it's not mentioned as a standard for boinc, it may be the case that it should be statically linked by the projects, but he's open to other suggestions.
some googling led me to find that it's a library that is used for the graphics. although it solved the errors, i still don't get any graphics working, so i can't see why it did.
i don't care much for graphics so my problem is kind of solved, but as it's a volunteering project that "competes" on volunteers' CPU time, i think it's something that should not happen "out of the box", without even the user knowing about the graphic app (in my case it was even more dissappointing to find out that after all the fuss it's still not working:-).
so i'm asking for your take on the issue:
* should it be solved in the project level?
* dist level ? (debian does also mean ubuntu and others...)
* is it ok as it is, and users should do the work themselves (google, follow the errors on the website) if they want to contribute to this project?
thanks for reading this far.... :-)