I finally bit the bullet and thought I would try Luarocks, it was as I anticipated a painful and unpleasant experience. I would appreciate some help please
Windows 7. I have been using LuaForWindows previously without problems. I am targetting Lua 5.1 for my work.
I have several Visual Studios on my PC so want to use VS for the compilations.
Luarocks Installation details
Will configure LuaRocks with the following paths:
I tried with LFS
luarocks install luafilesystem
Setting environment for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 x86 tools.
I am guessing there is some compiler version compatibility problem somewhere but no idea where. It is using VS 2005 to build stuff so I thought that should be OK and match the lua5.1.dll and MSVCR80.dll that LuaForWindows would have installed in the past.
As an experiment I thought I would swap the Luarocks config to point at my most recent VS2013 compiler, but I couldnt figure out how I do that within Luarocks.
Does anyone know what config file and line I need to change to switch compilers ?
Any ideas on what I need to do to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks
Quoting the official Githb page for Installing on Windows
Installing over "Lua for Windows"
That isnt exactly helpful for us Luarocks newbs ! Would be good to fix that. hint hint !