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Re: Installing LuaSocket with MySQL Proxy
Posted by: Chris Calender
Date: August 20, 2010 08:01PM

I was able to get this working, so let me post my steps, and perhaps that will help you (note that I did encounter the same error you did at one point).

1. Downloaded LuaSocket 2.0.1 (contains lua/ and lib/ directories)

2. Copied contents of 'lua/' into the following directory:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-proxy-0.8.0\lib\mysql-proxy\lua

3. Copied contents of 'lib/' into the following directory:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-proxy-0.8.0\bin

4. In step #3, you should have copied a 'socket/' and 'mime/' directories into bin/. Rename the directory named "socket" to "lua-socket". This will get you past one set of errors.

5. Next, in the C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-proxy-0.8.0\bin, there is a file named lua51.dll. If you try to run it now, you'll get an error saying "lua5.1.dll was not found". So I made a copy of "lua51.dll" and renamed it "lua5.1.dll", in the same directory.

Now when I start my script, it works, and can access the socket functions.

For instance, my proxy basedir is, which is also where my script is located:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-proxy-0.8.0\

I invoked my script as follows:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-proxy-0.8.0\bin>mysql-proxy.exe --proxy-lua-script=show-vars.lua --lua-cpath=!\\lua-?.dll --lua-path=!\\..\\lib\\mysql-proxy\\lua\\?.lua;!\\..\\lib\\mysql-proxy\\lua\\socket\\?.lua

show-vars.lua is the name of my lua script.

In it, I have the following 2 lines:

socket = require("socket")

And when I start up the script, and connect to my instance, it outputs the following:

LuaSocket 2.0.1

Hope this helps.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2010 12:00PM by Edwin DeSouza.

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