There are four files in the LispWorks library containing settings you can change in order to configure images:
contains settings governing fundamental issues like where to find the LispWorks runtime directory structure, and so on. You should read through
and check that you are happy with all the settings therein. The most common change required is to
, which points to the root of the installation hierarchy.
contains any forms that are appropriate to the whole site but which are to be loaded afresh each time the image is started. The sample
file distributed with LispWorks contains only the form:
is loaded by
, and should contain forms to load any private (named) patches that Lisp Support might send you.
is a sample
file. You might like to copy this into your home directory and use it as a basis for your own
are preloaded into the image before it is shipped, so if you are happy with the settings in these files, you need not change them.
On startup, the image loads
file, in that order. The command line options
can be used to specify loading of different files or to suppress them altogether. See the example in Saving and testing the configured image below, and see also LispWorks initialization arguments for further details.