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Re: gentoo & v7?

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:33 pm
by darkbasic
sci-biology/fahclient-7.1.52.ebuild: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/05/gent ... 52-ebuild/

Re: gentoo & v7?

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:34 pm
by jimerickson
thanks darkbasic

Re: gentoo & v7 (license exemption)?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:57 pm
by axs
bruce wrote:FAH doesn't officially support gentoo. V7 has two Linux installers, one for Debian / Mint / Ubuntu and the other for RedHat / CentOS / Fedora. There may be knowledgable Linux folks who will figure out how to tweak one of those installers to work on gentoo but since everything is still in beta, the install scripts are probably moving targets.


An ebuild (installer script) for FAH v6 is already in the Gentoo Portage tree. It would be nice, and technically speaking, very easy to provide an update to allow installation of FAH v7 (or whatever the current release version is) for the convenience of Gentoo Linux users -- the RPM or tar.bz2 images released for Centos can easily be used for this purpose. Unfortunately, it seems that the EULA changed between v6 and v7, specifically:

"You may only use unmodified versions of Folding@home obtained through authorized distributors to connect to the Folding@Home servers. Use of other software to connect to the Folding@home servers is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes 3rd party installers which download directly from Stanford web sites, unless written permission is granted from Stanford University."

..and "portage", the default Gentoo package manager, would definitely fall within the definition of "3rd party installer" above.

Would it be possible for Gentoo to obtain the written permission mentioned in the EULA so that gentoo developers can package and provide FAH v7 and above to our users? Perhaps an EULA document verbatum of the current "License" on the website, with a permissions statement appended to the bottom allowing for installation via the Gentoo Portage Tree ?