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7.5.1 Saving a configured image

Make a copy of config/configure.lisp called /tmp/my-configuration.lisp . When you have made any desired changes in my-configuration.lisp you can save a new LispWorks image, creating a local version.

  1. Create a configuration and saving script /tmp/config.lisp , containing:
  2. (load-all-patches)
    (load "/tmp/my-configuration.lisp")
    (save-image "/usr/local/bin/lispworks")
  3. Change directory to the top-level of the LispWorks installation directory, for example:
  4. % cd /usr/lib/lispworks
  5. Start the supplied image using the configuration script as the build file. For example:
% lispworks- 6-1-0 -sparc-solaris -build /tmp/config.lisp

If the image will not run at this stage, it is probably not finding a valid key. See Obtaining and Installing your license keys

The siteinit.lisp is also suppressed because this will be loaded automatically when you start the configured image. Saving the image takes some time.

You can now use the new image by starting it just as you did the supplied image. Saving a new image over the old one is not recommended. Use a unique name.

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 23 Dec 2011