Compiling Lua - create .so files?

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am compiling Lua 5.2.3 on Centos 6.5, and the compilation / install works fine. However, I also need the development libraries for another program to compile. I would usually install these by doing this : yum install lua-devel Problem is that installs the Lua 5.1 shared libraries, not the 5.2.3 ones. I could just run with Lua 5.1 from the Centos repo, but if it's a simple-ish thing (for someone who knows) to make the latest version work then I'd be grateful for someone showing me the way. For me the Linux makefiles are still a little bit er, well, you know... EDIT I found this site - (HowTos)