[m-dev.] Re: mercury: should this package be removed?

Paul Bone pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Feb 20 11:36:08 AEDT 2008

On 20/02/2008, at 11:02 AM, Roy Ward wrote:

> Barry deFreese wrote:
>> Paul,
>> I've removed the bug addresses for now so there isn't too much  
>> garbage on Debian's BTS.
>> I'm testing a build of mercury 0.13.1 right now with gcc-4.1.  So  
>> far it's building.  I can probably help you get a minimal package  
>> going just to get started.
> I did quite a bit of testing on this on amd64 and i386, and it  
> would build for a while, then:
> It was possible to build with 4.1 with a reduced set of grades, or  
> to use a different version of gcc after Mercury was built, but I  
> don't think that's stable enough for a Debian package.

I recommend using the reduced set of grades.  use --enable-libgrades  
as an argument to configure and specify only some grades.  The grade  
that it looks like gcc wasn't able to compile was the deep profiling  
grade.  Which isn't necessary to have a working mercury installation,  
it just limits some of the profiling that can be done.

This will at least give us a starting point, an initial package for  

Hope this helps.

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