Projects / lin-seti


lin-seti is a command line program allowing the user to mantain a cache of work units for the Seti@Home client. It should run without any problem on Unix-like systems, including Linux. It is designed to be fully compatible with SETI Driver (similar software for Windows), so you can share the same cache on dual boot systems.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  11 Jan 2005 14:13

    Release Notes: A problem that made lin-seti crash when starting as a daemon on system start-up was fixed. The script has been updated. Detection of AMD Athlon64 processors was added.

    •  30 Jul 2004 01:55

      Release Notes: This version fixes a bug that prevented lin-seti to work correctly with local (user home dir) installations. It updates the script to its latest revision, and adds configuration options for it into the lin-setirc file.

      •  28 Jun 2004 12:15

        Release Notes: A Brazilian Portuguese translation was added. The "--stop" and "--daemon" features were fixed, as they had problems if a stale PIDs file was present. The script was added, which acts as a nice front-end to lin-seti that uses various messenger kinds of software to display status and upload results. An init script for SuSE Linux was added. The Mandrake init script was fixed and updated. An annoying bug that made it impossible to create a cache larger than about 120 was fixed. The user is now allowed to change the default UID and GID for lin-seti. Other small things were changed.

        •  19 Mar 2004 04:43

          Release Notes: A general code reorganization was made, and autoconf/ automake are now used. A --verbose option can be given to launch the seti client in verbose mode, and --nice can be used to set the seti client's priority. --graphics can be used to launch the client in graphical mode. Support for creating a symlink from the cache item under analysis to a given path was implemented, making it possible for external utilities such as ksetispy to work correctly. A Slackware init script was included and German language support was included.

          •  05 Sep 2003 23:45

            Release Notes: This release has an updated Red Hat script and a Debian init script. All memory leaks have been fixed.

            Recent comments

            10 Jan 2004 06:34 coolhand

            Lin-Seti great
            This was just what I was looking for, but I couldn't get it to run on my Mandrake box. I sent an email to the developer, and he had it fixed in a day. Once I had it running, I've never had a problem. It just works. Great.


            Project Spotlight


            A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


            Project Spotlight

            TurnKey TWiki Appliance

            A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.