cannot parse for more than one -O/-o options; cannot use -i option

Bug #387816 reported by Steger Jozsef
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pssh (Debian)
pssh (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pssh

Problem description:
parallel-scp and parallel-ssh are not able to accept
1./ more than one -O options and translate them to -o options of the corresponding applications.
2./ -i (identity) option.

A patch (for parallel-scp) is attached, which solves the issue, though not all possible combination of the optional arguments are implemented and/or tested. A similar workaround is available for the parallel-ssh. Maybe, the argument parsing of the parallel-scp/ssh needs some reconsiderations...

Another problem with the current version of parallel-scp is that one cannot retrieve files from many hosts. I have a workaround, though a single use of : in the path arguments could indicate the direction of the transfers.

Version info:
lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

pssh 1.4.3-1
python 2.6.2-0ubuntu1
python-support 0.8.7ubuntu4


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Steger Jozsef (steger) wrote :
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Steger Jozsef (steger) wrote :

introducing the use of ':' in the folder description can assign file transfer direction. Of course from remote->local direction the source files shall have different names to avoid overwriting them.

As a wish this could be avoided by the use of hostname folders for the local target...

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and the patch for it too. This package is sync'ed with Debian and it'd be quite helpful if you were to submit this bug and your patch upstream to Debian. You can learn more about how to forward bugs to Debian at

Changed in pssh (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Hilmar Preusse (hille42) wrote :

The patches do not apply any more. Please be so kind to remove the patch tag to avoid confusion.

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