Thanks for replying Paul.
Strange. Is this a self-compiled version, or my build from the repo?
I've tried both, with the same result in each case.
If the latter, I had the same problem when building it, and ended up having to disable lua in the configure to get it to build.
If you haven't, try the repo version - it was built on 6.0 Standard, but I don't think there should be any deps that can't be used in Light.
Thanks for the advice. The trouble is, you've got no control with a repo version - it's just "installpkg *.tlz." So I think it's got to be the source version.
I've made multiple attempts to build 1.7.2, but if I enable wlan support, it fails to build - for some reason, the Slackware-derived version of the wireless-tools does not suit it. I have also intended to see if rebuild of the VL lua package would fix the problem, but I'm not expert enough in building libraries to be sure I can fix the problem. Lua support works with both Zenwalk and Salix, so it is something in the way lua is built in Vector that is causing that problem, though the wireless-tools problem seems to be common to all (or all that I've tried) Slackware-based distros.
Fair enough. I'll try disabling lua in the configuration stage of the conky source package, and see if that helps.