Where do I get a package for GNU Parallel?

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


This should work well with 10.10. If not, you could also try the Debian 5.0 Package from here.


Just to clarify: Even though this link is to the OpenSUSE build service, it is an Ubuntu package.

Packages for more recent Ubuntu versions are also available.

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, and there still isn't a Canonical package of GNU Parallel. It's pretty easy to manually add though.

  1. Go to the official GNU Parallel site: http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/
  2. Download the latest source tarball: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/
  3. Unpack and make it.


wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/parallel-20120522.tar.bz2
tar -xvjf parallel*
cd parallel*
sudo make install