How to Quick-Start with Latest LUA Programming on Mint 17.x GNU/Linux

May 6, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Lua Quick Start for Linux Mint 17.x

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest LUA 5.x Programming on Mint 17.x Quiana/Rebecca/Rafaela/Rosa GNU/Linux Desktops.

Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.

Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

LUA Quick Start for Linux Mint 17.x - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    LUA Quick Start for Linux Mint 17.x - Open Terminal
  2. Install the Required Packages.

    sudo apt install build-essential 
    libreadline6 libreadline6-dev
  3. Download Latest LUA Source for GNU/Linux

    LUA Source Code
  4. Double-Click and Extract into /tmp.

    LUA Quick Start for Linux Mint 17.x - Extraction
    Or from Shell:

    tar zxf ~/Downloads/lua*.tar.gz -C /tmp
  5. Installing LUA for Mint.

    cd /tmp/lua*

    Build wit:

    make linux test

    And then Install:

    sudo make install
  6. How to Quick Start with LUA Programming on Linux

    LUA Programming Getting-Started Guide

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