[Olsr-dev] lua in olsrd sources

Hans-Christoph Steiner (spam-protected)
Tue Feb 7 16:11:06 CET 2012

On Feb 4, 2012, at 7:51 AM, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:

> On Sam, 2012-02-04 at 10:56 +0100, Henning Rogge wrote:
>> Not sure anyone used this plugin at all. Its also (most likely) an
>> ancient version of lua.
> IMHO probably nobody (except people reading CVS logs/mails and
> porters/packagers noticing reduced download speed of the olsrd-*.tar.gz
> and missing warnings and errors with newer or older gcc version) would
> have noticed the removal (or just disabling in the Makefiles to test the
> waters;-) in/with 0.5.0.
> I never used that plugin, it had no simple test script - or any other
> application - with it, I do not know if anyone actually uses it (and one
> public inquiry ages ago didn't produce any feedback - as with almost all
> other plugins except the httpinfo, txtinfo and BMR IIRC).
> Perhaps Andreas T. - from which I more or less took over maintainership
> ages ago - knows how/when/why the LUA interpreter ended up in there.

Its easy enough to make it build against an external version of Lua, and Lua is included in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X/Fink, MacPorts, Cygwin, etc.  Its also easy to build using MinGW.

I think the path of least resistance would be to remove the lua sources and just build against external sources.  I can do the build part.



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