common-lisp-controller(3) Common Lisp system management tool


The common-lisp-controller system will manage the installed Common Lisp implementations and libraries on the system. The main function is to enable every user to load any available library and to store the compiled files in a user and implementation specific cache directory.

On upgrades of either implementations or libraries these directories will be cleared so that no old fasl files will remain.

There are also options to add libraries by default to new images, see /usr/share/doc/common-lisp-controller/README.Debian , or to add user specific libraries to the management system, see clc-register-user-package.


To load a clc library :foo on a clc enabled implementation simply do

(clc:clc-require :foo)


/var/cache/common-lisp/ <uid> / <implementation-name> / <library> the cache directory for a library fir a given user with associated uid and a certain implementation.

/usr/share/common-lisp/systems/ the location of the libraries.


Bug reports should be sent to the Debian BTS, preferably with reportbug.


Peter Van Eynde ([email protected]) 2001-2006

Kevin M. Rosenberg ([email protected]) 2001-2004

René van Bevern 2005-2006

Desmond O. Chang ([email protected]) 2010