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On 23 July 2018 at 23:45, Mike Schmitz <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 05:03:05PM -0300, Hisham wrote:
>> On 23 July 2018 at 14:12, Mike Schmitz <> wrote:
> --delete irrelevant
>> Instead of --lua-suffix you should use --lua-interpreter, in case
> This cued me to my issue. there was no --lua-interpreter or
> --with-lua-interpreter in the configure file. I blew away the luarocks
> dir and recloned it, and that issue no longer exists.
>> --lua-version isn't enough to autodetect it. (But given your setup, I
>> believe `./configure --lua-version=5.[ver]` should be sufficient).
> indeed `./configure --lua-version=5.[ver]` was sufficient.
>> Thank you for the report, let's dig into this. Opening an issue on
>> Github would be ideal, so we can track this without bothering lua-l.
> No need on that issue at least. User head space sufficiently adjusted.
> New issue though:
> mschmitz@ferrum:~/src/luarocks$ luarocks-5.3 search luaposix
> /usr/bin/lua5.3: /usr/local/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cfg.lua:179: attempt to call a nil value (field 'make_shallow_copy')
> stack traceback:
>         /usr/local/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cfg.lua:179: in upvalue 'env_for_config_file'
>         /usr/local/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cfg.lua:209: in local 'load_config_file'
>         /usr/local/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cfg.lua:228: in main chunk
>         [C]: in function 'require'
>         /usr/local/bin/luarocks-5.3:5: in main chunk
>         [C]: in ?
> mschmitz@ferrum:~/src/luarocks$
> I will be happy to create an issue on github, if it will take more than
> another minor adjustment to fix.

>>From the stack trace, it reads like it is picking up modules from an
older LuaRocks 2.x installation you may have around. Removing that and
keeping only 3.0 will fix it.

-- Hisham