[m-users.] installing Mercury on Ubuntu

Francis Grizzly Smit grizzly at smit.id.au
Tue Jun 23 09:31:19 AEST 2015

On 23/06/15 09:18, Tomas By wrote:
> Hi,
> You do not need an existing Mercury installation.
> Just unpack the sources and say
>    ./configure
>    make
>    make install
> /Tomas
I do

sudo checkinstall

checkinstall does make install and then  makes a debian/ubuntu pakage 
out off the install and installs that, so you get the best of both 
worlds. it does ask you about including stuff that was put in your home 
directory you just exclude that, as you don't want or need it, works 
fine with mercury for me, on both 32 bit and 64 bit machines.

have fun

> On Mon, June 22, 2015 22:36, nll at dent.vctlabs.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I trust this is the right list for this question and I hope someone can
>> give me guidance.
>> I have installed Mercury on a computer running  Gentoo Linux.  This was
>> not hard because Gentoo has prepared an install.  I also have an Ubuntu
>> computer supplied by my company, and wish to install Mercury there also. I
>> have not found a place to acquire a standard Ubuntu install (really a
>> Debian, I guess) for Mercury.  I have acquired a source package, but in
>> reading about installation bootstrapping was mentioned, and it appears
>> that an existing Mercury installation is required in order to compile
>> Mercury.  I see that the Mercury compiler has much Mercury code, so I
>> suppose that is why an existing installation is required.
>> I looked on the net, but have not found information on how to proceed with
>> installation on Ubuntu.  There may be a repository which has an install
>> for Ubuntu, but I have not found it.  I would appreciate some help with
>> this, if anyone can give me a clue.
>> I am running Ubuntu version Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS
>> Noel (Nick) Lockwood
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