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Is luarocks working on Ubuntu from the package manager now? I was having problems getting it to work before... but would really like to use it (I'm a big fan of the LuaRocks approach). 

On Jun 30, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Enrico Tassi wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 03:09:30PM -0400, Patrick wrote:
>> packagers and developers but is it the case that Ubuntu's search
>> structure is different then other Linux Distros? I always seem to
> Because "Linux" has an almost standard filesystem layout (FHS) that Debian
> (and its derivatives) try to enforce, and while /usr/ is handled by the
> package manager of your distribution, /usr/local/ is not, and is meant
> for stuff you compiled and installed by hand. 
> Thus, it is perfectly OK for an hand compiled Lua to look in /usr/local,
> and it is perfectly reasonable for a packaged Lua to look in /usr/.
>> feel like I have to state this in every thread I am involved in but
>> I am not like the rest of you. I am not a Lua Jedi Knight, I fix
>> spectrometers and screw around with computer programming when I can.
>> Is Ubuntu the best Distro for someone like me? I was not aware that
> This is what a distro is for. Not having to compile stuff by yourself.
> Clearly, mixing packaged stuff with hand made one, requires you to know
> what you are doing.
> Just use the packaged stuff, or eventually LuaRocks.
> Any distro has his strenghts and weaknesses. My biased opinion is that
> Ubuntu is good for you, as along as you use it and not do thinks by
> hand. Nevertheless, breaking things is the best way to learn how they
> work IMO.
> Cheers
> -- 
> Enrico Tassi