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Re: Update fo Lua in base, and pkgsrc modules
From: Marc Balmer <marc%msys.ch@localhost>, Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:31:33
>> I am playing with Lua nowadays.
>> And I have found current's Lua in base (version 5.1.5) lacks
>> bitwise operations.
>> Is there a plan to import newer Lua 5.2 into base?
>> 5.2 has bitwise operation for example bit32.band (AND operation) and so on.
>> And Lua in NetBSD base is not recognized as builtin version of Lua
>> from pkgsrc/lang/lua.
> That is on purpose.
>> If I understand correctly, this is caused from Lua in base does not
>> detect modules from pkgsrc (for example, pkgsrc/devel/lua-lrexlib-pcre).
>> What is the best way to use Lua in base as builtin version of
> You can always set the patch from where Lua loads modules. There was
> consensus that the version in base should not conflict with the version in
> And there is another subtle difference: Lua in base does not load modules
> from '.'
> I am preparing a move of Lua from src/external/mit/lua to
> src/sys/external/mit/lua and to enable the lua(4) device so that Lua can be
> used in the kernel.
> Once all this is done, I'd say it's time to upgrade Lua to 5.2.
> Is that OK for you?
Thanks for your comment.
I understand Lua in base is not recognized as builtin version of
I suspect everyone completely forget to set something, but now I
hear current situation is intentional. And I understand.
Thank you again.
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