Folding at Home installation error

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FolderAdmin
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Folding at Home installation error

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I've allowed execute permission for these files and when I try to install fahcontrol_7.6.21-1_all.deb I get an error message saying "com.github.donadigo.eddy: fah installation failed, child process exited with code 100" and when I try to install fahclient_7.6.21_amd64.deb, it stays stuck on installing. Any help, please? The F@H Linux guide doesn't mention this.
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Re: Folding at Home installation error

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The current FAH Control requires Python 2, which may be what you encounter. At https://github.com/cdberkstresser/fah-control you can find a version that uses Python 3.

FAH consists of 3 parts (atm): the fah client, fah control and fah viewer. The client does the actual folding. You can run fah control on another machine (a Windows box) to control the client on a remote machine.

At the moment, a new version of the fah client is being developed, version 8. There very likely won't be a new 7.x version for fixing that Python 2 dependency. There is no ETA yet for version 8 though.
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Re: Folding at Home installation error

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Got it. That's unfortunate, I don't really have experience with remote controlling machines and don't have many spares lying around. Thanks for the info!
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