How To Install luarocks-admin on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install luarocks-admin on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
luarocks-admin as well.
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install luarocks
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install luarocks
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
Short description: deployment and management system for Lua modules
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install luarocks-admin on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install luarocks-admin using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install luarocks
Because luarocks-admin is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install luarocks-admin package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install luarocks
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like luarocks-admin in this example you should use the following command:
yum update luarocks
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade luarocks
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update luarocks
To uninstall only the
luarocks-admin package you can execute
sudo dnf remove luarocks
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.
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the luarocks-admin from CentOS 8.