[mercury-users] Compiling Mercury on Redhat 7.0

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu May 15 16:57:21 AEST 2003

On 15-May-2003, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> wrote:
> > Maybe it is a problem with the time stamps.  Have you checked that that
> > all the .c_date files have more recent time stamps than the .m files?
> Thanks, I think it must have been a time stamp issue, as with some
> fiddling around and reconfiguration everything worked (although the
> Makefile does rely on making a hard link from "top_level" to
> "mercury_compile" which is impossible on file systems without hard links).

We don't rely on it being a hard link; a copy suffices.
We do rely on the "ln" command, but on file systems without hard links,
Cygwin's "ln" just makes a copy, and that is sufficient for our purposes.

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