pconsole - parallel interactive shell console

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename pconsole_1.0-14_amd64.deb
Package name pconsole
Package version 1.0
Package release 14
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
Homepage https://github.com/walterdejong/pconsole
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 24.85 KB
Installed size 85.00 KB
pconsole allows you to connect to each node of your cluster (e.g. via
ssh or rsh) simultaneously by spawning one terminal per host or
job. Alternatively you can even connect to already existing terminal
You can type your administrative commands either in a specialized
window that 'multiplies' the input to each of the connections you
have opened or use each of the connected terminals in case one host
or job needs some additional commands to be typed.
pconsole is best run from within X Window, although it is possible to
employ it without X (in console mode) as well.  You need to install
pconsole on only 1 machine in the cluster, this would usually be your
central administrative node.
pconsole's X automatisms work well with window-managers which offer a
smart placement mode without resizing new windows or with a tiling
mode which resizes all windows to the same size.
It is known to work very well with FVWM and has proven less usable
with Awesome or Ratpoison. For usage with window-managers focussed on
full-screen applications like ratpoison, for parallel interactive SSH
sessions MultiSSH (package "mssh") is probably be the better choice
due to managing all SSH sessions in one application window.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pconsole_1.0-14_i386.deb 1.0 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pconsole - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package pconsole_1.0-14_amd64.deb
Source Package pconsole

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pconsole deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pconsole




2018-07-14 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
pconsole (1.0-14) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update Homepage header and d…/{watch,copyright} to point to GitHub.
* Update Vcs-* headers for move to Salsa.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 11.
+ Update versioned debhelper build-dependency accordingly.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.1.5. (No changes needed.)
2017-12-20 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
pconsole (1.0-13) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set "Rules-Requires-Root: no".
* Remove trailing whitespace from ancient debian/changelog entry.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 10.
+ Update versioned debhelper build-dependency accordingly.
+ Drop "--with autotools-dev" and build-dependency on autotools-dev.
+ Drop debian/patches/adapt-install-path.diff, obsolete.
* Drop debian/source/options and use again default compression.
* Switch Vcs-Git to HTTPS.
* Enable all hardening build flags.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.1.2.
+ Switch debian/copyright DEP5 format URL to HTTPS.
* Drop debian/README.source, obsolete since 1.0-9.
2015-12-10 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
pconsole (1.0-12) unstable; urgency=low
* pconsole.sh: Use lxterm instead of xterm to honour at least the
LC_CHARSET locale settings. (Closes: #734073)
* Fix wrong target path in postinst's dpkg-statoverride check: Change
/usr/bin/pconsole (which is a shell wrapper since 1.0-10) to
* Remove obsolete check for dpkg-statoverride with wrong path. (Closes:
#770046; Thanks Emmanuel Bourg and Guillem Jover!)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6. (No changes needed.)
* Apply wrap-and-sort.
* Move git repository to collab-maint on Alioth.
+ Update Vcs-* headers.
* Convert debian/copyright to machine-readable DEP5 format.
2013-05-10 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
pconsole (1.0-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable again.
* More debian/rules cleanup:
+ Remove redundant dh_installchangelogs parameter
+ Move dh_installman parameter to debian/manpages
+ Replace the remaining $(MAKE) with dh_auto_build
+ Finally switch to dh7 style debian/rules
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
+ Update versioned debhelper build dependency
+ Remove inclusion of /usr/share/dpkg/buildflags.mk from debian/rules
* Reindenting po files and adding Language headers (created by
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes)
2012-12-29 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
pconsole (1.0-10) experimental; urgency=low
* Install pconsole.sh and ssh.sh into /usr/share/pconsole instead of
only into examples so that they're actually usable.
* Install wrapper pconsole-ssh to easily use pconsole with ssh.
* Install pconsole to /usr/lib/pconsole/ and a wrapper which can use
sudo instead of setuid to gain proper permissions to /usr/bin/.
+ Suggest sudo
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes)
* Update short and long description, mention SSH (Closes: #661470)
* Enable hardening build flags
+ Add build-dependency on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1~)
+ Patch Makefile.in to properly propagate build flags
+ Remove Makefile hunk from adapt-install-path.diff -- no more needed.
+ Preserve and restore original Makefile appropriately
* Use dh_install and dh_installexamples instead of moving files
around manually.
* Use dh_autotools-dev_*config instead of copying config.{guess,sub}
around manually.
* Use dh_clean (compat level 7) to clean up
* Use dh_auto_configure and dh_auto_install
* Clean up debian/rules a little bit (whitespace, comments, unnecessary
targets, etc.)

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pcp-webapi_4.3.1-1_amd64.deb Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) web API service