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I am using Lua with HAProxy. I have set LUA_PATH and LUA_CPATH as the following:

LUA_PATH=/usr/bin/lua;/usr/bin/lua5.3;/usr/share/lua/5.3/ltn12.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/mime.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/ssl.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/_argcheck.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/compat.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/deprecated.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/init.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/sys.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/util.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/posix/version.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/ftp.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/headers.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/http.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/smtp.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/tp.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/socket/url.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/term/colors.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/term/cursor.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/term/init.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/ssl/https.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/add.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/admin_remove.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/build.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cache.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/cfg.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/command_line.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/config_cmd.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/deps.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/dir.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/doc.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/download.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fs.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/help.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/index.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/install.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/lint.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/list.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/loader.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/make.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/make_manifest.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/manif_core.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/manif.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/new_version.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/pack.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/path_cmd.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/path.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/persist.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/purge.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/refresh_cache.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/remove.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/repos.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/require.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/search.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/show.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/site_config.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/type_check.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/unpack.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/upload.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/util.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/validate.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/write_rockspec.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/build/builtin.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/build/cmake.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/build/command.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/build/make.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fs/lua.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fs/tools.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fs/unix.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fs/win32.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/cvs.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/git_file.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/git_http.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/git_https.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/git.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/git_ssh.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/hg_http.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/hg_https.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/hg.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/hg_ssh.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/sscm.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/fetch/svn.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/tools/patch.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/tools/tar.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/tools/zip.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/upload/api.lua;/usr/share/lua/5.3/luarocks/upload/multipart.lua
LUA_CPATH=/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/ctype.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/dirent.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/errno.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/fcntl.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/fnmatch.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/glob.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/grp.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/libgen.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/poll.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/pwd.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/sched.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/signal.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/stdio.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/stdlib.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/syslog.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/termio.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/time.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/unistd.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/posix/utime.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/mime/core.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/socket/core.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/socket/serial.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/socket/unix.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/term/core.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/ssl.so;/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/zlib.so

My haproxy.cfg file tries to load auth-request.lua in the global section of the file. When I try to start HAProxy, the service fails and doing journalctl -xe gives the following error: module socket.http not found.

I also installed luasocket using luarocks.

EDIT

I read more about the require function in Lua from this post. The following paragraph was of interest:

The path used by require is a little different from typical paths. Most programs use paths as a list of directories wherein to search for a given file. However, ANSI C (the abstract platform where Lua runs) does not have the concept of directories. Therefore, the path used by require is a list of patterns, each of them specifying an alternative way to transform a virtual file name (the argument to require) into a real file name. More specifically, each component in the path is a file name containing optional interrogation marks. For each component, require replaces eachby the virtual file name and checks whether there is a file with that name; if not, it goes to the next component.

So, following this, I modified my LUA_PATH and LUA_CPATH as follows:

LUA_CPATH="/usr/lib64/lua/5.3/?/?.so"

LUA_PATH="/usr/share/lua/5.3/?/?.lua"

Unfortunately, the error is still there.

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  • Might want to check versions of lua. Which one is haproxy using and which one is luarocks instaling. – jbrahy Jun 13 '19 at 20:50
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You should probably install luasocket with the distro package manager such as apt install lua-socket. This worked for me.

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