You will need a valid key, placed in a keyfile, for LispWorks to run. Note that keys and licenses issued for use with LispWorks version 4.x do not work for LispWorks 6.1.
To get a key for your copy of LispWorks, contact Lisp Support. You need to supply the machine ID. You can find this out by starting the LispWorks image up--the ID will be printed in the keyfile error message produced.
Send this information by e-mail to the following address:
Other queries should be sent to
although please be sure to check Reporting bugs for instructions before sending us a bug report. If you do not have e-mail access, you can contact Lisp Support by telephone or ordinary postal mail. Contact details are in Send the bug report.
Once you have your key, put it in a file in one of the following locations:
keyfile.hostname in the current working directory, where hostname is the name of the host machine on which LispWorks is to run
keyfilein the current working directory
lib/6-1-0-0/config/keyfile.hostname , where hostname is the name of the host machine on which LispWorks is to run. The
libdirectory is expected by default to be located at
/usr/lib/lispworks/lib(see Moving the LispWorks image and library above)
lib/6-1-0-0/config/keyfile, where the
libdirectory is as above.
If there is more than one key in the keyfile, make sure each one is on a separate line in the file and that there is no leading space before it.
For more details, see How to obtain keys.
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 23 Dec 2011