Message from server: platform 'sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu' not found

Wanderer
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When starting the client the very first time on a sparc64 machine (without graphics accelerator) the following was found in the logfile:

2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.72 for sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Data directory: /usr/src/boinc/client
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Processor Inventory: 1 Processor(s)
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Memory Inventory: Memory total - 1007.98 MB, Swap total - 954.80
MB
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Disk Inventory: Disk total - 1642.78 TB, Disk available - 1236.91 TB
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Computer ID: not assigned yet; location: ; project prefs: default
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
2005-08-28 14:25:02 [---] Remote control not allowed; using loopback address
2005-08-28 14:25:03 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Master page download succeeded
2005-08-28 14:25:04 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Sending scheduler request to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/EinsteinAtHome_cgi/cgi
2005-08-28 14:25:04 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Reason: Requested by user
2005-08-28 14:25:04 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Requesting 8640 seconds of work, returning 0 results
2005-08-28 14:25:05 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] Scheduler request to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/EinsteinAtHome_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-08-28 14:25:05 [Einstein@Home] Message from server: platform 'sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu' not found
2005-08-28 14:25:05 [Einstein@Home] New host venue: home
2005-08-28 14:25:06 [Einstein@Home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 58 seconds

Is the message "platform ... not found" the reason for deferring the communication? Or is everything OK and I can simply wait and do nothing?

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Message from server: platform 'sparc64-unknown-linux-gnu' not fo

There is no Solaris/SPARC application for Einstein@Home, this platform is not supported (yet). If you want to wait for it, you'll probably have to wait quite long. If you want to donate your CPU cycles until then, choose a (BOINC) project that already supports the Solaris/SPARC architecture.

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Sorry, I did not give enough

Sorry, I did not give enough info.

I'm using Debian 3.1 on this machine. The description on http://www.kulthea.net/boinc/ is written for this hard- and software, isn't it? I compiled the source as described in http://www.kulthea.net/boinc/seti.html (because compiling failed when following the steps in http://www.kulthea.net/boinc/boinc.html), but I did not use the seti client at all.

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Ok, my answer also was a bit

Ok, my answer also was a bit unprecise (or incomplete). There is no Einstein@Home Application for the SPARC architecture (yet), neither for Solaris, nor for Linux, nor for Free- or OpenBSD (and what else OS may run on this hardware).

Linux on SPARC is rather uncommon, so you'll probably have to compile not only your own Core Client (which you already did), but also your own Application, which means you are limited to projects which make their source code available (like SETI).

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