I just installed a fresh spacemacs, and I'm trying to get SLIME working, but for some reason the package won't remain installed.

After opening a new spacemacs

M-x package-install RET slime

This works fine and I'm able to M-x slime and evaulate my lisp code. However, when I close spacemacs and reopen it, slime is no longer there, and I must repeat these steps.

I suspect it is because spacemacs isn't looking in the right spot for the slime package, but I'm not too familiar with how this works.

Has anyone experienced this problem?

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I managed to answer this one myself.

Since some spacemacs configuration seems to have been reseting or preventing a load containing slime, I decided to just git clone slime into a different directory outside of .emacs.d and do this:

;; Setup load-path, autoloads and your lisp system
;; Not needed if you install SLIME via MELPA

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/slime")
(require 'slime-autoloads)
(setq inferior-lisp-program "/usr/bin/sbcl")

This seems to have solved my issue.

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