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Hi all,

I managed to get luasql installed on my Ubuntu box (the box at the meeting was 
gentoo). Using psql (the CLI tool that comes with Postgres), I created 
database testlua, user slitt. Within testlua I created table testt with 
columns fname and lname, both type text.

Then I ran the following program:

-- load driver
require "luasql.postgres"
-- create environment object
envv = assert (luasql.postgres())
-- connect to data source
con = assert (envv:connect("testlua", "slitt", nil))

Which produced the following output:

slitt@mydesk:~$ ./junk.lua
/usr/bin/lua: ./junk.lua:8: LuaSQL: Error connecting to database.
stack traceback:
        [C]: in function 'assert'
        ./junk.lua:8: in main chunk
        [C]: ?

So it looks to me like it accepted the require statement, and 
luasql.postgres() didn't return nil, but the envv:connect() failed. I ran this 
program as user slitt, same as the owner of database testlua. I tried all 
sorts of combinations as arguments to the connect(), but they all produced the 
identical symptom.

Does anyone know a diagnostic test I can do to narrow down this problem? Does 
anyone know of documentation of the connect() function better than the docs at 



Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package