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On 10/19/15, Leo Romanoff <> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Mooffie <> wrote:
> > I'm not familiar with OS X, but any document explaining how to build
> > the plain vanilla mc will suit you.
> [...]
> your branch on github does not contain "configure"

Repositories don't normally contain auto-generated files like
'configure' and a few others. Such files do get contained in something
called a "tarball", which are the tar.gz archives you've seen.

Good news: you can now download a tarball of mc^2.

I've updated the "Installation" document.[1] It now has an info-box at
"Step 3" with a link to the tarball.


> I usually install mc on OS X using brew. [...]
> The Brew formula for mc can be found here:

Thanks for the pointer. Based on that script I think we're almost at
the finish line. All you need to do is add "--with-lua" to
'configure's invocation. It'd then detect Lua's existence by using the
'pkg-config' binary. If you encounter problems, let me know the output
of 'configure' and the output of:

pkg-config --list-all | grep lua