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On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 03:49:31PM +0200, Matthew Wild wrote:
> You mean in Ubuntu/Debian? That's certainly not true. Most likely you
> installed Lua manually from source, its default prefix is (correctly)
> /usr/local. The Debian/Ubuntu packages however definitely (correctly)
> install into /usr.
I made the mistake of thinking that after
    sudo aptitude install lua5.1
typing 'lua' would execute the newly installed lua executable.
It doesn't, because /usr/local/bin is searched first.

Mea culpa.