Distributed.net Client

mtc7501

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Does anybody have the Distributed.net client working on OS X yet? It runs fine in classic, but I want a version that is native for OS X. I try downloading the one that is supposed to be for DP4, but it doesn't work. I untar the archive, but it doesn't show up as an application. Anybody have any ideas?
 

LunaMorena

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I did use the DP4 distributed.net client on a box running DP4 but quit it for some reason; probably because it was on a /A iMac with 128mb, and slow enough already. I don't remember for sure, but it's possible that it's designed to run from the CLI like the *nix varients are.
 

foolio

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it runs in the terminal so to start it up you need to navigate to the directory it is in. then type "./dnetc"
works fine for me on an new ibook se and an imac.

 

Chris

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You're using gnutar not tar right? Tar limits the filenames to around 12 characters or something -- not long enough for .app to appear, so the OS doesn't recognize the files correctly.
 

LunaMorena

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Just do what foolio says... open up terminal, cd to wherever you unpacked the program, and then type ./dnetc and it will start up.
 
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