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On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Leo Razoumov <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 09:29, Hisham <> wrote:
>> I'd like to take the opportunity to request some criticism so I can
>> try to improve the tool.
> Hisham,
> LuaRocks is a nice package manager with one serious deficiency -- it
> cannot update itself.
> Would it be possible to create a luarock for LuaRocks itself?
> Right now in order to update LuaRocks one first has to manually delete
> the existing installation, then build/install a new version.
> Is there a fundamental reason why it is difficult/impossible to make it happen?

It is possible (I've written a rockspec for it once), but I'm not
installing it as such in the default make setup to avoid messing with
files installed by package managers. I will revisit this issue and see
what I can do, though.

-- Hisham -