luarocks - deployment and management system for Lua modules

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name luarocks
Package version 2.2.0+dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 517 B
Download size 86.36 KB
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This package contains LuaRocks, a tool for managing rocks.  A Lua rock is a
bundle containing a module and some metadata like compilation instructions and
copyright. The command line utility luarocks can download, build, install and
remove rocks, properly handling dependencies among them and allowing multiple
versions of the same rock to coexist.
The tool installs system-wide rocks in /usr/local when run by the superuser,
but a regular user can easily tune it to install rocks in his home directory.
This package also provides the luarocks-admin tool, needed to create a rocks
repository, and the documentation for luarocks, describing the command line
tools as well as the library to manipulate rocks.


Package Version Architecture Repository
luarocks_2.2.0+dfsg-1_all.deb 2.2.0+dfsg all Debian Main
luarocks - - -


Name Value
liblua5.1-dev -
lua5.1 -
wget -
zip -


Type URL
Binary Package luarocks_2.2.0+dfsg-1_all.deb
Source Package luarocks

Install Howto

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




2014-10-11 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.2.0+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* patch 0001-Fixed-detection-of-Debian-paths removed (applied upstream)
2013-09-24 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.12-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add to the config file the correct multiarch path for system
wide libraries (Closes: #724509)
2013-06-09 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release 
* Cherry-pick upstream patch for Debian paths 
2012-04-15 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release with some support for Lua 5.2
2012-04-15 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Clen up luarocks manifest files in postrm script (Closes: #668660)
2012-03-24 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Moved from CDBS to dh7
* Source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Set debian/compat to 7 
* Bumped standards-version to 3.9.3
* New upstream release (Closes: #656194)
* Hardcode lua interpreter to lua5.1 (Closes: #6508660)
* Probe system at run time calling io.popen('uname') (Closes: #663695)
2010-04-20 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* updated debian/rules not to install rcluancher 
* updated standards version to 3.8.4, no changes 
* added debian/source/format -- stil 1.0 
2010-01-12 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* create /usr/local/lib/luarocks/rocks during postinst (Closes: #564153) 
2009-11-08 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* do not install empty directory /usr/lib/luarocks (Closes: #555008)
* run luarocks-admin make_manifest in postinst (Closes: #555007) 
2009-11-01 - Enrico Tassi <>
luarocks (2.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Duboucher Thomas ]
* new upstream release
* updated watch to
* changed lua to Lua in package description 
* changed luarocks to LuaRocks in package description 
[ Enrico Tassi ]
* bumped standards-version to 3.8.3, no changes 
* install rocks in /usr/local
* added manpages for luarocks and luarocks-admin

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