Making BOINC work under Karmic

Since installing Karmic on my laptop, it has consistently failed to connect to the World Community Grid server.

Symptoms: When going the the ‘Messages’ tab of the ‘Advanced View’, one is greeted by lines of the form:

2009-11-05T12:56:47 CET|World Community Grid|Sending scheduler request: Project initialization. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
2009-11-05T12:56:50 CET||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
2009-11-05T12:56:52 CET|World Community Grid|Scheduler request failed: Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with known CA certificates
2009-11-05T12:56:53 CET||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

Solution: After some googling I came across this page, which basically gives a simple workaround:

sudo su
cd /var/lib/boinc-client
mv ca-bundle.crt ca-bundle.crt.backup
wget http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/export/16195/trunk/boinc/curl/ca-bundle.crt

I’m not convinced that it will survive an update though.

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