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On 30 June 2010 02:24, Patrick <> wrote:
> I have used Ubuntu for years and reaped great value from it. However it
> seems like much of the time things don't go well for me when I compile
> programs. I do have the correct packages installed to facilate this, such as
> build-essential etc.

I work daily with Lua, I use Ubuntu and certainly wouldn't consider changing.

> I love the lpeg library and want to use it with luacurl rather then
> php/curl/pcre but neither the Ubuntu package nor my compilation have worked
> and now I am thinking about switching distros.  Has anyone else had problems
> with Ubuntu? Is there a better distro for Lua centric development?

What exactly doesn't work? If you tell us, it's likely we can help
discover your problem.