[vlc-devel] lua in Mac OS X

Kim Geunhyung kim.geunhyung at gmail.com
Wed May 25 17:48:34 CEST 2011


I built 3rd party libs needed by VLC described in http://wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile site. 
After that, i configure in the top level VLC source directory.
However, configuration script dos't find lua as follows.

checking for LUA... no
configure: WARNING: lua5.1 not found, trying lua >= 5.1 instead
checking for LUA... no
checking lua.h usability... yes
checking lua.h presence... yes
checking for lua.h... yes
checking lauxlib.h usability... yes
checking lauxlib.h presence... yes
checking for lauxlib.h... yes
checking lualib.h usability... yes
checking lualib.h presence... yes
checking for lualib.h... yes
checking for luaL_newstate in -llua5.1 ... no
checking for luaL_newstate in -llua51 ... no
checking for luaL_newstate in -llua ... no
configure: error: Could not find lua. Lua is needed for some interfaces (rc, telnet, http) as well as many other custom scripts. Use --disable-lua to ignore this error. 

I can run "lua -v" and find the result as follows.

Geunhyung-Kim-ui-MacBook-Air:vlc-1.1.9 geunkim$ lua -v
Lua 5.1.4  Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
Geunhyung-Kim-ui-MacBook-Air:vlc-1.1.9 geunkim$ 

What should I do ?

Best regards,


2011. 5. 25., 오후 11:21, Felix Paul Kühne 작성:

> Hello,
> On May 25, 2011, at 3:01 PM, Kim Geunhyung wrote:
>> Though I installed lua 5.14 and checked it is installed by typing lua command, I got the above error too.
> Two things:
> 1) be sure to install all needed 3rd party libraries using our contrib system (extras/contrib, see OSXCompile on wiki for more info)
> 2) if you have done so (and you made sure that lua isn't installed anywhere else on your Mac), make sure that your contribs and VLC's configuration match their architecture. This means, that contribs needs to include i686-apple-darwin9 in extras/contrib/hosts (if you compile in 32bit mode, which is the default on 10.5) or x86_64-apple-darwin9 in contribs and --build=x86_64-apple-darwin9 as configure flag (for 64bit mode, which is discouraged on 10.5).
> Best regards,
> Felix Kühne
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