[mercury-users] difficulties installing the Mercury compiler

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 8 17:31:52 AEDT 2008

On Mon, 8 Dec 2008, Keri Harris wrote:

> On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:01:20 Julien Fischer wrote:
>> I've tried installing Mercury 0.13.1 on OpenSUSE 11 using gcc 4.3
>> and the following works:
> <snip>
>> I only tried out installing the libraries in a couple, none.gc and hlc.gc,
>> of grades, so it is possible there may be other problems.  Please let
>> us know if that is the case.
> Using the supplied instructions, I've installed Mercury-0.13.1 on Gentoo Linux
> (x86) with gcc-4.3 and it passed all tests in the mercury-tests tarball that
> run with grade hlc.gc.
> Mercury-0.13.1 on Gentoo Linux (amd64) with gcc-4.3 failed in only one test in
> grade hlc.gc - hard_coded/deconstruct_arg:
> deconstruct_arg.out:deconstruct functor: apple/1
> deconstruct_arg.out:deconstruct argument 0 of apple([]) is
> deconstruct_arg.out:*** Mercury runtime: caught segmentation violation ***
> deconstruct_arg.out:cause: address not mapped to object
> deconstruct_arg.out:address involved: (nil)
> deconstruct_arg.out:This may have been caused by a stack overflow, due to
> unbounded recursion.
> deconstruct_arg.out:exiting from signal handler
> With mercury-0.13.1 installs on amd64 with both gcc-3 and gcc-4.1, the above
> test passes, so there's a least one quirk.

I'll take a look at it.

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