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Re: Problems with GNU Parallel and ulimit

From: Arun Isaac
Subject: Re: Problems with GNU Parallel and ulimit
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:30:43 +0530

Eric Bavier writes:

> The problem appears if you do not have 'perl' available in $PATH. GNU
> parallel calls it recursively for a few tasks:

This is correct. I have verified it. When I have perl in my PATH, GNU
parallel works fine.

> There is some path patching that goes on in the package recipe, but it
> must have gone out of sync in latest versions.  The 'post-install-test'
> phase wouldn't catch this particular error without '(setenv "PATH" "")'.
> I wouldn't feel quite comfortable doing a "blind" update of the regex,
> since some mentions of "perl" I think are meant to be executed by
> remote hosts and so shouldn't be patched to absolute store references.

Why does parallel need to execute perl on remote hosts?

> It might be useful to get Ole's opinion on this.

Yes, could you please do this?


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