Originally Posted by jschiwal
Is your slackware install for 64 bit or 32 bit? Some distro's use /lib64 and /lib whereas other use /lib & /lib32.
More likely is that when you installed the liblua package, the installer didn't run depmod -a for some reason.
You can do this yourself with "sudo /sbin/depmod -a". This will build a database of libraries that the ld loader uses.
Another possibility is that while liblua.so exists, it is a broken symbolic link, or it links to the wrong version.
Also check the install log from when you ran "./configure". If you had an initial unsuccessful attempt, start over with "make clean" (or maybe "make distclean" to clean out the intermediate files.
Thanks for the response, Jschiwal.
I'm using 32-bit slackware.
Going to try depmod right now --- uggh, did not work.
I think I'll go back and uninstall lua, then reinstall with make clean checkups along the way.
Thanks again for the thoughtful response.