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since I am using lua as webdevelopment language, so it must be easily
deployable on mostly *nix webservers, I am facing those problems,
getting lua to run, quite often.

My solution currently is, to use lua-binaries and luarocks from the
packagemanagement (debian/suse-support is pretty good) and install
everything by using luarocks then. So I can get whatever version I want,
without having to wait for a specific distro-backport.

It will never be possible to make all lua-libraries available and always
up to date as .deb, .rpm-suse, .rpm-rhel. rpm-rhel-i386, and so on, so I
think luarocks is a better way to go here. Just my opinion.

- Jan

Am Mittwoch, den 17.06.2009, 10:09 -0700 schrieb Sam Roberts:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM, steve
> donovan<> wrote:
> >> Getting lua packages into the popular distributions is a better
> >> long-term strategy, I can just install most lua packages from the
> >> debian repos, and its easy.
> >
> > Actually, Ryan agrees with you.  But we have to initially assume that
> > there is life outside Debian ;)
> But not a good one! :-)
> Actually, I'd hope most modern linux's are starting to get lua
> support, its a fairly well-known language, now.
> It can be very hard to get packages into distros, particularly getting
> newer upstream releases backported to older releases.
> I wish more distros pushed their packaging files upstream, but they
> actively attempt not to, it seems.
> Sam