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Non-root users should use the above installation procedure, but must specify the -p option to set a prefix a directory that is writable and also the -R option to prevent the package manager from attempting to update the package database.

Thus, a typical installation command for a non-root user is:

pkg_add -p installation-directory 
-R lispworks-5.1.tgz

All directory names must be absolute pathnames. Relative pathnames and pathnames including shell-expanded characters such as . and ~ do not work.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 18 Mar 2008