setiathome version 8 for amd64 current

Manfred Antar null at
Sun May 22 17:43:22 UTC 2016

The version of setiathome in ports isn’t supported anymore.
Version 8 is the one that is supported now.
I was able to get a version 8 build to work.
It requires a new version of boinc-client also.
I have placed a tar archive of the sources at:

You need to extract it from the / directory so everything goes into /usr/temp
there is an app_info.xml and boinc-client rc script that work with this.
So to get it to work you need to pkg delete boinc-client boinc-setiathome-v7
Build and install the boinc then build seti_boinc.Manually put seti_graphics and setiathome-8.0.amd64-portbld-freebsd and app_info.xml in /var/db/boinc/projects/
You need gmake for the build.
Also put the rc.script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d

This is for people that have a boinc-client already setup.
Also when you install boinc it puts stuff in /etc/ which is not good. 2 files boinc-client.conf and init.d/boinc-client.
I think these can bot be deleted as boinc gets it’s parameters form the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/boinc-client script.
Someone could adapt this to the ports tree and then everyone could use.
As it is you can extract and build.
There were some changes needed to the setiathome source that are in the /usr/ports/astro/boinc-setiathome-v7/Makefile. removing str_replace.h from various files.

Anyway it works and has been up and running here for about 4 hours on 4 cpu’s


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