[mercury-users] Mercury on Ubuntu hardy

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jul 10 15:54:29 AEST 2008

On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> HI all,
> I'm experimenting with Mercury.
> I've installed the mercury-0.11.0.rotd.2004051 package from the
> Ubuntu Hardy repository and I'm trying to compile and run a
> simple "Hello World" program much like this one on wikipedia:
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_programming_language#Examples
> I'm doing:
>   mmake hello_world.depend
>   mmake hello_world
> and I get the following error:
>    cc: /usr/lib/mercury/lib/reg.gc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libmer_std.a: No such file or directory
>    cc: /usr/lib/mercury/lib/reg.gc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libmer_rt.a: No such file or directory
>    make: *** [hello_world] Error 1
> I notice that both those libraries exist in the directory
> /usr/lib/mercury/lib/hlc.gc instead of /usr/lib/mercury/lib/reg.gc.
> Did I do something wrong or is this an Ubuntu packaging bug?

Mercury 0.11 is nearly six years old.  There have been two major release
since then -- the version Ubuntu are distributing is very much out of

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