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Thanks for your answer. So, I am trying to build Wireshark from source, but I have a problem with the Lua version:

./configure --with-lua

checking for LUA... no
checking for the location of lua.h... /usr/include checking the Lua version... 5.3 - disabling Lua support
configure: error: Lua support was requested, but is not available

Do I need to replace my Lua install with a version <5.3?

If yes, how can I do that?

asked 16 Aug '16, 03:43

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(16 Aug '16, 04:47) Jaap ♦

I succeeded in building Wireshark 2.0.5 with Lua 5.3 by installing patch:

mentioned here:


patch -p1 < wireshark-2.0.5-lua_5_3_1-1.patch

and then invoking:

./configure --with-lua

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answered 16 Aug '16, 07:04

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Yes LUA 5.3 is not supported check if there is a package for LUA 5.2 available for your system sudo zypper se lua

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answered 16 Aug '16, 05:28

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