4.2 Installation

The development system comes in two flavors:

  1. A console-based executable suitable to run from a DOS-prompt, from batch files, or under Emacs. See Command Line Editing.
  2. A windowed executable providing command line editing and menus.

The distribution consists of a single, self-installing executable (InstallSICStus.exe) containing development system, runtime support files, library sources, and manuals. Note that the installer itself asks for a password, when started. This is different from the license code.

Installed files on a shared drive can be reused for installation on other machines.

SICStus Prolog requires a license code to run. You should have received from SICS your site name, the expiration date and the code. This information is normally entered during installation:

     Expiration date: ExpirationDate
     Site: Site
     License Code: Code

but it can also be entered by starting sicstus from the Start menu (spwin.exe) and selecting Enter License from the Settings menu. Entering the license may require Administrative rights. Running SICStus should be possible from a limited account.

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