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On 20 March 2015 at 14:45, Ryan Pusztai <> wrote:
> I have a script that installs about 20 rocks. I am getting a warning and it
> is going VERY slow. Is there a limit to asking for the manifest? It does
> this for each rock needing to be installed.

I just downloaded the 20 times in a shell loop with
no problems (less than a second each time). luarocks itself keeps a
cache in between executions with a timestamp, and tries to get
last-modified via HEAD from the server before trying to GET the

Are you sure it's not something in your end?

-- Hisham