Thursday, 6 June 2013

SETI@Home v7 client for Raspberry Pi

MarkJ reminded me that SETI now have a new client which means the old v6 client will discontinue to work.

I've compiled the new v7 client. Go get it over on my project page or download project package directly here:

As always, with my packages, this just needs to be extracted into the BOINC project folder. If you already have SETI attached you should only need to fix permissions and restart client for it to read new app_info.xml file and start giving you v7 tasks.

My task won't finish for a while so can't let you know if it works yet. However, it's available for those that want to give it a crack.

Current task pending completion:

Not long to go now (Ha ha):


  1. Where exactly is the project folder for BOINC within the file structure of Raspian? And what permissions must I set?

  2. Hi Simeon

    You can find this over on the project page

    I think the main parts your interested in doing are:

    # cd /var/lib/boinc-client
    # wget
    # tar xfz setiathomev7-armv6l.tar.gz
    # chown -R boinc:boinc projects/

    Then attach SETI project as usual.

    Hope this helps...

  3. Hi Daniel.
    Thanks for that, works like a charm for me!