BOINC Manager won't launch in 22.04

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When I try to launch the BOINC Manager application (after installing the boinc package) I get a brief error message pop-up that says: "Failed to launch BOINC Manager. Failed to change to directory "var/lib/boinc-client" (Permission denied)". I just installed 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish from scratch.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
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"Failed to change to directory "var/lib/boinc-client" (Permission denied)"

For diagnostic purposes, what is the output of the commands
uname -a
lsb_release -crid
apt policy boinc-manager boinc-client
ls -ld /var/lib/boinc-client/

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Chapman (chapman-shoop) said :
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uname -a
Linux chapman-Alienware-Aurora-Ryzen-Edition 5.15.0-46-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 4 18:03:25 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
Release: 22.04
Codename: jammy

apt policy boinc-manager boinc-client
boinc-manager:
  Installed: 7.18.1+dfsg-4
  Candidate: 7.18.1+dfsg-4
  Version table:
 *** 7.18.1+dfsg-4 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
boinc-client:
  Installed: 7.18.1+dfsg-4
  Candidate: 7.18.1+dfsg-4
  Version table:
 *** 7.18.1+dfsg-4 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ls -ld /var/lib/boinc-client/
drwxr-x--- 3 boinc boinc 4096 Aug 19 14:33 /var/lib/boinc-client/

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :
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I assume that the user must be member of the boinc group to be allowed running boinc-manager

see https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13946&postid=100575#100575

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