Linking cgit with Lua using -Wl,-E

Дилян Палаузов dpa-cgit at
Fri Oct 21 09:54:23 CEST 2016

Hello John,

liblua is linked statically. This is what you get, when you compile Lua from source (no


On 10/16/2016 01:55 PM, John Keeping wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 07:30:08AM +0200, Дилян Палаузов wrote:
>> on my system I wanted to link cgit with lua, so that lua can load the
>> (lua) module.  For this to work the symbol lua_gettop has to
>> be exported by cgit.  I managed this by passing "-Wl,-E" to the
>> linker, when compiling cgit.
> How are you linking to liblua?  I thought we normally linked that
> dynamically so the symbol should be exported from the shared library
> even if the cgit binary does not export symbols.

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