On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 12:51 AM, Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <agi@inittab.org> wrote:
On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 11:10:11AM +0200, yersinia wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Brian Rectanus <brectanu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > ModSecurity has always required Lua 5.1.x.  Perhaps this version is
> > finding 5.0 by mistake instead of ignoring it?  The --without-lua
> > configure option should help you.  I'll look at adding a version check
> > to the next release.
> >
> > Could be useful for ModSecurity, in order to improve the portability, put
> in the tarball the corrected versions of lua, or pcre, .. and decide to
> configure time (or with a switch to configure) whether to include the
> private version or link to the one on the system? this is what rpm does for
> years. Are you interested in this development ? I have some experience with
> autofu and portability issue, some perhaps i can help in trying but i
> preferer to ask first.
> Thanks

I don't think that's a good idea. Having different versions of
lua/foobar around your system. The documentation should state which
software you need, and which versions are required, to build
Modsecurity. Creating a huge tarball with all the build dependencies is
plain ugly and will lead to confusions.

Could increase the work of the developer, but also make it more free in its choices, but largely simplify the end luser experience and extend the platforms on which a product works. This is my experience, that might not be worth much, and that of the maintainer of this project

But YMMV, as everyone else.


My 2c.

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