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On 1 December 2016 at 02:25, Deepak Jois <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM, Hisham <> wrote:
>> Those of you on Unix who are running LuaRocks as a rock (i.e. those
>> who previously installed using `make bootstrap`) can install it using:
>>    luarocks install luarocks
> My luarocks installation on OS X comes from the lua installed via
> Homebrew. That was a while ago. Since then I have been upgrading
> luarocks using the above method, and it has worked. I recently
> upgraded to OS X Sierra, but now I get:
> <code>
> $ luarocks install luarocks
> Error: Your user does not have write permissions in /usr/local
> -- you may want to run as a privileged user or use your local tree with --local.
> </code>
> Any way to work around that, because the /usr/local/ subfolders seems
> to be writable.

What LuaRocks version do you currently have installed?
Is /usr/local itself writable? What about /usr/local/lib/luarocks,
/usr/share/lua and /usr/lib/lua (and their immediate subdirectories)?

-- Hisham