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On 14 May 2017 at 03:14, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2017-05-12 11:27 GMT+02:00 Dirk Laurie <>:
>> 2017-05-11 18:23 GMT+02:00 Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <>:
>>> *  One, biased, starting point are my own libraries:
>>>    Are they any good?
>> They are very good. I use:
>>    complex mathx xml ltokenp
>> and I have srlua downloaded in case I need it (not yet, so far).
>> Not all mathematical, of course, but they are good models to follow
>> when building one's own. The documentation is sparse but adequate
>> for people that have enough skills to adapt the Makefiles to their own
>> installation.
> Having been re-alerted to then, I downloaded some and tried
> to build them and found out al over again that editing the Makefile
> is not 100% straightforward.
> Now if those modules had a rockspec, "luarocks make ROCKSPEC"
> would know where to find lua and whether -fPIC is necessary on my
> system.

Apparently pleading for upstream to support LuaRocks in my LuaConf
talk last year and even explicitly mentioning "you won't have to hear
about your users' troubles with -fPIC anymore!" was not sufficient.

-- Hisham