Ruby has gem, Python has pip and Lua has luarocks. Unfortunately, in Fedora 15 there is no rpm package of luarocks, so if you need it and don’t want to install it from sources, you will have to build it. Fortunately, there is a spec file written by Duboucher Thomas, so we don’t need to write it from scratch. There is also package review request for Fedora 12, but bugs weren’t solved still so you might not want use it on production servers. At the moment last version of luarocks is 2.0.5. Download luarocks sources to you SOURCES directory:
Change luarocks version in spec file to “2.0.5”:
rpmbuild -bb ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/luarocks-1.0-1.spec
rpm -ivh ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/luarocks-2.0.5-1.fc15.x86_64.rpm
[root@playground ~]# luarocks search geo
Rockspecs and source rocks:
0.1-1 (rockspec) – http://luarocks.org/repositories/rocks
0.1-1 (src) – http://luarocks.org/repositories/rocks
Now all Lua modules (a.k.a. rocks) from luarocks are available for installation and use.
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