How to compile your own BOINC version for Linux/Unix?
The BOINC client software includes:
* The core client * The BOINC Manager * boinc_cmd (Unix/Linux only) * The BOINC screensaver (Windows and Mac only)
If you want to build the client software for local use on your machine only, it is enough to simply build it using
./_autosetup ./configure --disable-server --enable-client CXXFLAGS="-O3 -funroll-loops -fforce-addr -ffast-math" make
If instead you intend to build portable binaries of the client software that should run on a wide variety of GNU/Linux platforms, it is recommended to build the client software using a virtual machine (e.g. running under Microsoft Virtual PC, download the Compatibility virtual machine image).
In this case you should build using
./_autosetup ./configure --disable-server --enable-client-release --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu \ CXXFLAGS="-O3 -funroll-loops -fforce-addr -ffast-math" make
See details of the build system.
The result (in the sea/ directory) will be a self-extracting archive (boinc_x.y.z_i686-pc-linux-gnu.sh) containing the BOINC client software.
* Download and install prerequisites * Download current source code * Configure (with --disable_server) and make
The result (in the sea/ directory) will be a self-extracting archive (boinc_x.y.z_PLATFORM.sh) containing the BOINC client software. If you have old versions of libraries (curl, openssl etc.) in /usr/lib, and newer versions somewhere else (like /usr/local/lib) you must tell the linker where to find the newer versions:
Here is the list of packages that are needed to compile the BOINC graphics libs on Debian (the same packages should also be available on Ubuntu):
freeglut3-dev libsm-dev libice-dev libxmu-dev libxi-dev libx11-dev libjpeg62-dev
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