Ubuntu – get a package for GNU Parallel

software installation

I want to install GNU Parallel in Ubuntu but I can't find a package for it in the default Ubuntu repos. Where can I get it?

Best Answer

  • In 13.04, you can install with apt-get:

    sudo apt-get install parallel
    sudo rm /etc/parallel/config
    

    The second line is necessary because GNU parallel is installed in --tollef mode (if anyone can provide a rationale for this, I'd like to know).

    In 14.04, the config file is apparently no longer included, since the --tollef option was removed from the GNU parallel source entirely: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/parallel/2013-02/msg00018.html

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