Please let us know if there are problems.
Currently packages for Mercury 14.01.1 on Debian jessie (oldstable) and stretch (stable) on amd64 and i386, and Mercury ROTD 2018-11-14 on Debian stretch (amd64 only).
You might find that even if you don't have the exact Debian version I've built the packages for they work anyway. Mercury has few dependencies so this is quite likely. For example the Debian jessie packages work on my Mint desktop.
The packaged version of Mercury contains a reasonable number of grades for the C backends. It does not contain the Java, C# or Erlang backends. The included grades are.
Depending on the C compiler some packages use "reg" grades rather than "asm_fast" grades.
There are two groups of packages to choose from. The stable version of Mercury's packages begin with "mercury", a more recent snapshot begins with "mercury-rotd".
This Mercury has been bootstrapped (the compiler is built with 3 tag bits
and other settings) and separated into multiple packages.
It does not support multiple concurrent installation versions, nor do the
dynamic libraries support this.
As always, make sure that there is no other version of Mercury in your
$PATH, you can run into
First download my GPG key and tell your Debian based system that you trust me. This command means that you are authorising your computer to download any software I publish in this repository, like Debian itself.
cd /tmp wget https://paul.bone.id.au/paul.asc sudo apt-key add paul.asc
Now tell your system where the repository is.
Create a new file in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d, name it
mercury.list and paste in it:
deb http://dl.mercurylang.org/deb/ DISTRO main deb-src http://dl.mercurylang.org/deb/ DISTRO main
Replace DISTRO with either
stretch depending on your OS version:
|You have||Then use|
|Debian 8 (jessie)||jessie|
|Debian 9 (stretch)||stretch|
|Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial)||jessie|
|Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)||stretch|
If your OS version isn't listed, then try the jessie packages first, they use the faster low-level-C grades but require gcc-4.8 specifically. If you wish to use "mercury-rotd" the you'll need the "stretch" packages.
Update your packages list.
sudo apt update
Either browse the packages or install
mercury-recommended which will install a reasonable set of
Mercury packages for most developers.
or for a recent ROTD version of Mercury:sudo apt install mercury-recommended
sudo apt install mercury-rotd-recommended
Or choose specific packages to install. You can see a list with the command:
apt-cache showsrc mercury