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Version: Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3

Seeing how yum is deprecated ...

Warning: Your user MUST be in sudoers (i.e. an administrator user)

1. In terminal, install packages

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sudo dnf install boinc-client boinc-manager
2. start boinc service

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sudo systemctl start boinc-client.service
3. add user to boinc group

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sudo /usr/sbin/usermod -G boinc -a $(whoami)
4. add read/write permission to group users

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sudo chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc
sudo chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc/*.*
5. symlink as per Berkeley

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ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg /home/username/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
same as
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ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg ~/gui_rpc_auth.cfg



6. logout and login again

7. start client service

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sudo systemctl start boinc-client.service


optional: auto-start on boot

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sudo systemctl enable boinc-client.service
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Reference http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_BOINC_on_Fedora

Note Fedora seems more bloated resource-wise,I get about 30% lower BOINC built-in Dhrystone (integer) & about 10% less Whetstone (floating point) benchmarks than Mint (Debian based) / Manjaro (Arch based) but subsequent testing with newer kernel & pausing all other virtual machines resulted in 5-10% lower. This may partly be due to the 7.6.22 BOINC version downloaded from the repositories. In addition , there seemed to be a 10% decrease in points per hour for the few units I crunched in Skynet POGs in Fedora 25 with the default GNOME.

July 10th edit : Fedora 26 is coming this month out of beta. Will likely update this to be more thorough , possibly with the "Spins" that replace the bloated GNOME with other desktop managers
https://spins.fedoraproject.org/en/
* KDE plasma < 1.4GB target
* xfce - lighter weight , but still comes with Firefox < 2GB target
* lxde - lightweight < 700MB target
* MATE Compiz - more graphical < 1.5GB target
* Cinnamon < 1.5GB target
* SOAS - meant for LiveUSB < 700MB target

Target size per https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/25/Spins

Using the commands in this guide under Fedora 26 beta results in BOINC 7.6.22 still being installed instead of a version 7.6.33 so I guess Fedora is behind. Also it seems BOINC benchmark gets at least 10% less floating point and 30% less integer , just like in Fedora 25.
 

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Confirmed working on Fedora 26 lxde (installer Fedora-LXDE-Live-x86_64-26-1.5);




 

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Something I tried if the username lacks full admin rights (i.e. not administrator then not in sudoers)

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su root

dnf install boinc-client boinc-manager

systemctl start boinc-client.service
replace ocnuser with your username for below code

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/usr/sbin/usermod -G boinc -a ocnuser
add your group permissions

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sudo chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc
sudo chmod g+rw /var/lib/boinc/*.*
replace ocnuser with your username

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ln -s /var/lib/boinc/gui_rpc_auth.cfg /home/ocnuser/gui_rpc_auth.cfg
Add the autostart on boot , without this step if you restart the PC (not logout and login) it will fail to connect to BOINC settings and be "unable to find the cc config"

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systemctl enable boinc-client.service
Make sure to exit from root level access!

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exit
log out and back in

Tested on Fedora core 27 lxde [4.13.9-300.fc27.x86_64] , BOINC version installed through dnf is 7.8.4
 

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Confirmed working on Fedora 28 (released May 1st)
BOINC client installed is 7.9.3
I don't want to edit the original post because every spoiler will turn into a big mess. :(
 
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