[needs-packaging] GNU parallel

Bug #740630 reported by Martin Pool on 2011-03-23
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This bug affects 35 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Debian
Fix Released
Unknown
Ubuntu
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

GNU Parallel <http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/> is a kind of multiprocessing version of xargs.

It would be nice if this was included in Ubuntu. <http://askubuntu.com/q/12764/1116>

I see there is already an ITP for debian <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=518696> that seems to be progressing.

Martin Pool (mbp) on 2011-03-23
summary: - [needs-packaging] parallel
+ [needs-packaging] GNU parallel
Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-03-23
Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → Ielton Ferreira Carneiro Pinto (ieltonf)
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Reuben Thomas (rrt) wrote :

This bug is marked "Fix released", but I don't see an Ubuntu package, and there's no Debian package yet. In what sense has the fix been released?

I see he did put a package in
<https://launchpad.net/~ieltonf/+archive/ppa>, but this won't be
fixreleased until it's in Ubuntu.

  status confirmed

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
louitch (blutch0) on 2012-03-13
affects: ubuntu → haskell-parallel (Ubuntu)
Morten Siebuhr (msiebuhr) wrote :

Why has this been moved to haskell-parallel; the source (http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/parallel.git/tree/src/parallel) most certainly look like PERL to me...

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

I think these people are just confused.

There is, just recently, some progress on packaging it in Debian:http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=518696

affects: haskell-parallel (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: Ielton Ferreira Carneiro Pinto (ieltonf) → nobody
Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Released
Christian Mertes (cmertes) wrote :

The Debian link is also interesting in the regard that it taught me the -P option of xargs which seems to do exactly what GNU parallel also does. I didn't know this and I guess xargs is a more proven and well-established piece of software.

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Debian have packaged parallel and it is synced to quantal: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/parallel

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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