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Thank you all for answering.  

It has been a while since I used Terminal to “make”  software on my iMac and at the ripe old age of 70, things are starting to fade away.  However, I still prefer to use the terminal etc when doing things as much as possible, if for no other reason, than to try to keep the ‘little grey cells’ active; however; it is nice to have folks that are so friendly and willing to help an Old Sub Sailor out.

As soon as I read Peter’s answer, I had one of those “Oh, now I remember installing Gimp way back when . . .” moments.   And indeed, that was the case.
I went back into terminal and used the ‘make install’ command, deleted the change to my .profile and and off and running.


> On Aug 23, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Peter Aronoff <> wrote:
> Glenn Travis <> wrote:
>> I got the source code and installed it using the terminal ‘make’ command
>> in my home directory. 
> 'make' only builds the program. To install it, you’d need to run 'make
> install'. This is what led to your next set of issues. What you missed were
> (some of?) the instructions in doc/readme.html. You followed the
> instructions for building Lua, but not for installing Lua, I think.
>> This seems to be a bit complex, so I am asking if this is what I am
>> supposed to do on my iMac? 
> If I were you, I would probably look into installing and using Homebrew
> ( It makes it relatively simple to install things like Lua
> on Macs. It will take you a little time to install and learn how to use
> Homebrew, but it might save you time in the end. Then again if you really
> only want Lua, then you should be fine if you follow the instructions for
> installing Lua in doc/readme.html.
> Hope this helps, Peter
> -- 
> We have not been faced with the need to satisfy someone else's
> requirements, and for this freedom we are grateful.
>    Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, The UNIX Time-Sharing System