[mercury-users] Gretings and checking the install procedure

Peter Ross pro at missioncriticalit.com
Sun May 13 09:29:31 AEST 2007

On 5/13/07, Maximillian Murphy <m at de-minimis.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Greetings.
> I wonder whether you can give me any indication about the following:  I downloaded the
> mercury source and tried to install it.  The first attempt (last weekend) failed.  However
> when building I remember noticing a message flicking past the screen saying that since
> mercury was not already installed, the mercury compiler would not be able to support
> unbound floats (by memory, does that sound right?) and that it might be a good idea to
> install mercury again after completing the install.  So that's what I'm doing now.  Does
> this sound plausible?  It seems like a good idea to check such things when dealing with
> complex beasts such as compiler compilers!
I think you will find that it's because you have a 64 bit machine,
while the source distribution is targeted to a 32 bit machine.  That
is why it recommends re-compiling the compiler.

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