March 22, 2011

Installing Lsync on Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 9:12 am

If you want to seamlessly sync two folders across two machines on the internet, you could use a lot of tools for the like sync. However if you want this syncing to take place whenever a file changes in the master (in a case where you have a master and a slave, where masters changes are propagated to slave), you can use Lsync. You can read more about it here (

Here is how to get it installed on Ubuntu. This has been tested on version 9.10 and 10.04.

Download the latest version of synced

Install the required packages
sudo aptitude install lua5.1 liblua5.1-0-dev pkg-config

Compile and install away
cd lsyncd-2.0.3
sudo make install

Test whether its installed
lsyncd -version

Thats it!


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