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Hi Dirk,

On 2 Apr 2013, at 01:57, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2013/4/1 Gary V. Vaughan <>:
>> Stdlib's home page is at
> How does one use the stuff in there?
> The INSTALL says:
> Briefly, the shell commands `./configure; make; make install' should
> configure, build, and install this package.
> I've often seen packages with that; however, this one does not have
> a ./configure. It does not have a Makefile. It does not have a rockspec.
> Instead, it has:
> GNUmakefile
> Obviously some package will turn these into the real thing.
> Doubtless some Googling or internet exploration will reveal
> all. But a little hint in ether the README or INSTALL would
> have been nice.

Sorry about that.  We've just dropped in the standard GNU INSTALL file,
which only holds true if you build a release.

I'll add a note to README before the next release, thanks.

You have several options:

1) Use Luarocks:  luarocks install stdlib
   That's it!  This is the easiest way to get stdlib by fare.
2) Use a full source release:
   now you will have the files you need, to follow the INSTALL instructions,
   after unpacking:
      ./configure --prefix=/somewhere/on/your/lua/cpath
      (as root!) make install
3) Change to the release tag in your git checkout:
      git checkout v34.1
   proceed to step 2 above.
4) Be a developer, install versions of the autotools somewhere on PATH, then,
      autoreconf --force --verbose --install
   proceed to step 2 above to finish now that you have the generated files.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT vaughan DOT pe)