For the purposes of installation the LispWorks system can be thought of as two discrete components: the basic executable Lisp image and the directories holding files consulted at runtime.
lispworks-<version number>-<OS code>
As noted in Considerations to be made before extracting product files, once installed, the basic executable Lisp image can be placed somewhere in the UNIX file system likely to be on its users' search path. A suitable place might be
The runtime directory structure (basically, everything except the image file) should be somewhere publicly readable:
/usr/lib/lispworks, by default. If there is not enough room in any of the normal publicly accessible locations, you could put a symbolic link there pointing to the installation directory in a partition with more disk space. The installation directory must contain a subdirectory called
config-- various files that can be adjusted in order to customize the image (see Configuring your LispWorks installation).
app-defaults-- X/Motif resources for LispWorks and the Lisp Monitor.
postscript-- printer descriptions for the CAPI printing interface.
etc-- the executable for the Lisp Monitor.
load-on-demand-- Lisp library code that is loaded into a running LispWorks system as and when required.
patches-- numbered patches to LispWorks and layered products.
private-patches-- the location to place private (named) patches that Lisp support may send to you.
examples-- directories containing various code examples, including most of the code printed in the user documentation.
translations-- the place for logical pathname translations settings
src-- source code supplied with LispWorks
manual-- has two subdirectories:
offline. The directory
onlinecontains the online documentation. The directory
offline/pdfcontains the complete LispWorks manual set in PDF format.
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015