Anyone have success in getting Nick Gammons lua examples and such to work well within 1.9 yet? I know Nick himself changed it around to get it working in 1.8 just wanted to know if anyone succeeded in adding it to 1.9
Well it took awhile for me to get it going but I did get it going, expect now once it goes all the way through I get this… /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -llua… Does this mean it cant find it and I might possibly need a local copy? or is this something I'd have to talk about server owners for help with this?
now the "home" directory can this be any directory? I use genesismuds as a host and they start you in a mud folder, that has everything for you so I could just do it here and point it to that still correct?
Sure, you can install it into any directory you like. I suspect that your "mud folder" is actually what the system is using as your home folder. I'm assuming that you have some kind of shell access to the system, right? When you log in to the shell, you should be in your home directory. If you type just "cd", it should bring you back to home.
Ok, so that make sense so Im still a bit limited in my knowledge of linux and such. How would one install it from this point, get a copy for lua.org and make local to use as a private copy? then how would I point the makefile to this copy? Thanks for the help by the way.
You would need to go to lua.org and download their latest release, and then move that archive to the server. Alternatively, you can do something like (on the server) wget url where "url" is the link of the archive.
You need to expand the archive (typically, 'tar -xzf archive' if it's a .tgz file), and then read the compilation instructions. After building it, you need to copy the include files and library files (it will tell you what those are in the documentation somewhere, IIRC) to a known location on your server. (All of this is happening on your server, btw.) Once you're done with all that, you can edit your makefile to have it point to the local installation like tphegley suggested.
That said, it might be easier to just talk to the sysadmin and ask them to install it system-wide, because that is likely to be a lot easier if you're not comfortable with this kind of thing.
Well the problem I noticed that I can just log in and open up lua on the server they have 5.1.2 but I just cant use the -llua flag I guess? and I've gotten a decent amount of way on this just dont really know how to point it to the local copy correctly I guess?
Oh… you probably don't need a local copy. You just need to tell your compiler where Lua is…
It's probably in /usr/lib/lua, or /usr/lib/lua5.1, or something like that. You might have to poke around a bit. Then, in your makefile, add "-Lpath" to the linker flags (LFLAGS typically), and you should be set.