[IPython-dev] scp error in ipcluster start when profile doesn't exist on engine host

MinRK benjaminrk at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 13:21:06 EST 2014

What is the commit you are using? I believe this was fixed very recently in


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:50 AM, Drain, Theodore R (392P) <
theodore.r.drain at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> I'm running the 2.0 development code and getting an error when I try to
> start a cluster using the ssh engine launcher.  The error happens when it
> tries to copy the json security file to the engine.  If any of the
> directories in the path to the json file (.ipython/profile_NAME/security)
> don't exist, then scp throws an exception which stops the cluster.
> It's fairly annoying to have to log in to each machine in my cluster and
> create a directory tree every time I change the name of the profile.  So -
> is this the expected behavior?
> There are some ways to use scp (or maybe rsync) that might be more robust:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1340048/how-do-i-create-a-directory-on-remote-host-if-it-doesnt-exist-without-ssh-ing-i
> Thanks,
> Ted
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