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On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Tim Hill <> wrote:
>> On Jan 20, 2015, at 2:09 AM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <> wrote:
>>> Hello. I am running on Ubuntu and just tried to compile Lua but received
>>> the following error message:
>>> lua.c:78:31: fatal error: readline/readline.h: No such file or directory
>> The readme at says:
>>   "If you're running Linux and get compilation errors,
>>    make sure you have installed the readline development package”
> How about adding “typically named deadline-dev” since many (including me the first time I hit this) will not know the name of the package, and apt-get doesn’t exactly make it easy to discover.
> —Tim

readline, not deadline, and it's libreadline-dev. ;) Anyway, if you're
going to do that, you should also name readline-devel because that's
what most RPM-based distros call it.

/s/ Adam