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  • libcurl (both v3 and v4 should work) : used for downloading the lisp implimentation binaries etc.
  • automake (required when building from the source)
  • developmental headers of libcurl (required when building from the source)

Building from the Source

Instruction for the system-wide installation follows:

$ git clone -b release
$ cd roswell
$ sh bootstrap
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

The installation directory is configurable by specifying --prefix option to ./configure. The default location is /usr/local. Actual binary and supporting files are finally installed into $PREFIX/share/common-lisp/source/roswell/.

This is useful when using roswell as a backend of CI services (e.g. travis): When you specify a directory accessible without root permission, then you can switch to the new container-based infrastructure for faster startup (of the tests).

This option can be used to write an installation script for CI services, but we already provide such a script for Travis, CircleCI and Coverall)) using this feature.


$ git clone -b release
$ cd roswell
$ sh bootstrap
$ ./configure --prefix ~/.local/
$ make && make install              ### in this case, no sudo is required!
$ ~/.local/bin/ros

For the further information, see

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