[mercury-users] rotd 26-09-2006 fails to compile

Ian MacLarty maclarty at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Sat Sep 30 12:05:46 AEST 2006

On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 12:03:04PM +1000, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:
> On 29-Sep-2006, Ralph Becket <rafe at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> > > 
> > > rotd 26-09-2006 fails to compile for me.  This is on a machine I've 
> > > installed several ROTDs on, so I think it's the ROTD itself at fault.  The 
> > > error message is below.  I would guess it's related to the recent library 
> > > renamings.
> > 
> > I've had the same problem: all is not well in the slice directory.
> The slice directory is compiled with the installed compiler, and thus uses
> the installed libraries, not the library in the workspace. If the installed
> compiler/library aren't recent enough, you get problems like this one.

The source distribution shouldn't require a previous version of Mercury
to be installed at all.  How are new users supposed to install Mercury?

This seems to indicate a fault in our procedure for generating the
source distribution.  

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