How To Install cl-quicklisp on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install cl-quicklisp on Ubuntu 22.04. cl-quicklisp is library manager for Common Lisp

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install cl-quicklisp on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is cl-quicklisp

cl-quicklisp is:

Once installed, Quicklisp can download, install, and load over 1,500 Common Lisp libraries with a few simple Lisp commands. It currently works with ABCL, Allegro CL, Clasp, Clozure CL, CLISP, CMUCL, ECL, LispWorks, MKCL, SBCL, and Scieneer CL.

There are three ways to install cl-quicklisp on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install cl-quicklisp Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install cl-quicklisp using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install cl-quicklisp

Install cl-quicklisp Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install cl-quicklisp using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install cl-quicklisp

Install cl-quicklisp Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install cl-quicklisp using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cl-quicklisp

How To Uninstall cl-quicklisp on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the cl-quicklisp package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove cl-quicklisp

Uninstall cl-quicklisp And Its Dependencies

To uninstall cl-quicklisp and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cl-quicklisp

Remove cl-quicklisp Configurations and Data

To remove cl-quicklisp configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge cl-quicklisp

Remove cl-quicklisp configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove cl-quicklisp configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cl-quicklisp

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install cl-quicklisp package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.