Before you can compile ELinks with Lua support, you must compile and install
Lua. The following instructions are for a Linux system. People on other
systems should try to enable
popen support, but this is not necessary
(you will lose a bit of functionality though).
configin a text editor and uncomment the
make; make so; make sobin; make install.
On systems without shared object support, simply run
make; make install
Since ELinks 0.11.0, only version 5.0 of Lua is supported. Future versions of ELinks will probably support Lua 5.1 too; see bug 742.
Follow the instructions for building ELinks (it is the standard
./configure; make; make install procedure). During the configure
step make sure that Lua has been detected on your system.
Simply start ELinks as you normally would. To check you have Lua support compiled in, open up the "Help | About" dialog box. It should list "Scripting (Lua)" under "Features". If not, make sure you do not have other copies of ELinks running, or start ELinks again with the "-no-connect" option on the command-line.