lua5.2 - Simple, extensible, embeddable programming language

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lua5.2
Package version 5.2.3
Package release 1.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 363 B
Download size 94.13 KB
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Lua is a powerful, light-weight programming language designed for extending
applications.  The language engine is accessible as a library, having a C
API which allows the application to exchange data with Lua programs and also
to extend Lua with C functions.  Lua is also used as a general-purpose,
stand-alone language through the simple command line interpreter provided.
This package contains the Lua command line interpreter and bytecode compiler.
Install it if you are developing or using Lua scripts.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lua5.2_5.2.3-1.1_i386.deb 5.2.3 i386 Debian Main
lua5.2 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libreadline6 >= 6.0


Name Value
lua -


Type URL
Binary Package lua5.2_5.2.3-1.1_amd64.deb
Source Package lua5.2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lua5.2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lua5.2




2014-10-09 - Matthias Klose <>
lua5.2 (5.2.3-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build-depend on libtool-bin. Closes: #761774.
* liblua5.2-dev: Recommend libtool-bin.
2014-01-10 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (Closes: #734757)
2013-11-25 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Put ./?.lua in last position in package.path 
2013-09-17 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix .pc to spit -L/usr/lib/$DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH 
* Fix interpreter version used in sample hello world script
(Closes: #704526)
* Fix alternative for luac (Closes: #702133) 
* Remove redundant ./?.lua entry in package.path (Closes: #688679)
* debian-make patch fixed to use MYLDFLAGS when building the .so 
2012-07-23 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Packaging moved to git
* Fix watch file
* Call update-alternatives --remove in prerm (thanks lintian) 
2012-07-18 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename lua-deb-multiarch.h into lua5.2-deb-multiarch.h and install it in
/usr/include/$DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH/ to make it available with no extra
-I directive
2012-06-15 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Install architecture dependent .h file in /usr/lib and fix .pc files
accordingly to fix multiarch issues
2012-05-04 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release 
2012-05-04 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH to cflags in the .pc file (see #671286).
* On hurd add -lpthreads 
* Quilt patches refreshed
2012-04-12 - Enrico Tassi <>
lua5.2 (5.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add pre/postrm scripts to remove alternatives (Closes: #668434)
* debian/compat set to 9 to install debug symbols in the right place 
* Standards-version set to 3.9.3, no changes

See Also

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lunzip_1.6-2_amd64.deb data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm (decompressor)
luola-data_1.3.2-10_all.deb data files for luola