[m-dev.] mercury installation
dimitark at bii.a-star.edu.sg
Thu Jun 27 16:26:59 AEST 2019
came across mercury and read the intro book, i liked what i saw so
decided to give it a go :)
Downloaded the source and tried to compile it. So i encountered the
I like to install my compiled programs in /opt. So i used prefix option
in configure. But then the Makefile complained that DESTDIR is
undefined. So the easy solution was to change the line in Makefile:
from: $(MMAKE) MMAKEFLAGS=$(PARALLEL) DESTDIR=$(DESTDIR) install
to : $(MMAKE) MMAKEFLAGS=$(PARALLEL) install
This way i get my /opt/mercury directory and bin,info etc are in it.
Else if i set up DESTDIR in Makefile some weird things are happening in
Also figured out that setting up PARALLEL=-jN directly in the Makefile
works pretty well and speeds up the installation.
I write to you guys because today i was reading about a user who was
complaining that the installation is a bit strange and slow. So i
thought this might help other users to install mercury a bit easier. So
explaining these things a bit better to the users might persuade them to
give it go :)
On the side, one practical question. Do you think mercury is suitable
for bioinformatics? I still cant decide.
Hope the language gets more attention!
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