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- Subject: Re: My Lua Rant: Installing LuaDoc
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:06:37 +0200
On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 1:19 AM, Mike McGonagle <email@example.com> wrote:
> I just wish that there were some simple methods to install these
> things that were PORTABLE.
LuaRocks is a good solution to the dependencies problem - it works
fine on a G5. Fairly straightforward to install (just make sure it
knows where the Lua headers are) and then it's just:
$ sudo luarocks install luadoc
PS. LuaRocks was probably considered a bit odd at first because it
required a custom version of require() which would hunt down the
various installed modules. But since 2.0, it has integrated pretty
much seamlessly with the 'canonical' way of doing things; it's now
part of Lua for Windows and is available in the Debian/Ubuntu repos.
Portability is an ideal, especially with something that works on all
the major platforms, and there are sometimes problems that come from
makefiles which are insufficiently general.