8.4 Obtaining and Installing your license keys
8.4.1 Keyfiles and the license server on SPARC
This section applies to 32-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris only. For information about licensing 64-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris, see Installing the license key on Sun Sparc (64-bit).
LispWorks requires a license key in order to run. To make a key available to LispWorks, you must use either the keyfile system, or the License Server.
Most customers use a keyfile. The License Server is more suitable for large sites with many LispWorks users.
220.127.116.11 If you are using the keyfile system
You will need a valid key, placed in a keyfile, for LispWorks to run.
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. All 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
keyfile in the current working directory
lib/7-1-0-0/config/keyfile.hostname, where hostname is the name of the host machine on which LispWorks is to run. The
lib directory is expected by default to be located at
/usr/lib/lispworks/lib (see Moving the LispWorks image and library above)
lib/7-1-0-0/config/keyfile, where the
lib directory 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.
18.104.22.168 If you are using the License Server
You will need to obtain permission codes from Lisp Support before you can get LispWorks up and running. Consult the
LispWorks Guide to the License Server
8.4.2 Installing the license key on Sun Sparc (64-bit)
This section applies to 64-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris only. For information about licensing 32-bit LispWorks for SPARC Solaris, see Keyfiles and the license server on SPARC.
When you run LispWorks for the first time, you will need to enter your license details. This should be done as follows (all on one line):
lispworks-7-1-0-sparc64-solaris --lwlicenseserial SERIALNUMBER
where SERIALNUMBER and LICENSEKEY are the strings supplied with LispWorks.
Your LispWorks license key is supplied on a label on the folder containing the CD-ROM.
email@example.com if you have problems with your LispWorks license key.
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 19 Oct 2017