[mercury-users] Problem running Mercury on Mandrake 9.0

David Overton dmo at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Jan 29 12:07:34 AEDT 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:56:46AM +1100, Michael Wybrow wrote:
> Ok, so I just recently upgraded my Linux machine at home to Mandrake 9.0.
> I have installed Mercury from source (specifically 0.11.1-beta-2003-01-22)
> and it all seemed to work fine.
> Unfortunately, whenever I try to compile anything `ml' fails with:
> 	[mjwybrow at archroy tmp]$ ml
> 	/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lm
> 	collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> The reason for this is that shared libraries are not used as the default
> on Linux but on this machine there is no static version of libm:

It seems strange that Mandrake wouldn't include a static version of
libm.  Are you sure there's not some development rpm (or whatever
package format Mandrake uses) that you haven't installed?

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