Unable to run boinc -- "boinc: error while loading shared libraries: libnsl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

After an update a few weeks ago, boinc will no longer launch. It immediately exits with:
boinc: error while loading shared libraries: libnsl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It looks like libnsl was in my recently updated (to v. 3) and I suspect the boinc package may need to be re-built accordingly.

See similar (links obfuscated)
reddit /r/neovim/comments/pljvqu/libnslso2_cannot_open_shared_object_file/
bbs archlinux org /viewtopic.php?id=269532

same issue here except it just started happening to me today

With no headway on an official fix, I just did:

# cd /usr/lib
# ln -sf libnsl.so.3 libnsl.so.2

Which Iā€™m sure will cause fallout for me down the line, but seems to have resolved the boinc issue I originally described for now

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Did you install something from aur for boinc ?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/BOINC#Projects_using_GPU