I have installed auto-complete in the /Users/angeldelcastillo/.emacs.d/auto-complete directory following the instruction on the website, using install.el. The process finishes all right, but when I open Emacs I get this:

Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading >`/Users/angeldelcastillo/.emacs':

File error: Cannot open load file, no such file or directory, popup

To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the cause of the error in your initialization file. Start Emacs with the `--debug-init' option to view a complete error backtrace.

I have modified ~/.emacs as follows:

    ;; autocomplete-mode
    (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/auto-complete")
    (require 'auto-complete-config.el)

I'm using Emacs 24.4 on OSX. I have this installed on a Ubuntu machine and there it works. So the trouble is with the popup directory, which I don't know where to find. What am I doing wrong?

  • You do not need .el in (require 'auto-complete-config.el); it should be (require 'auto-complete-config). If that still doesn't solve the problem, restart emacs with emacs --debug-init and update the question with the error log. – Kaushal Modi Mar 31 '15 at 21:35
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    It sounds like you're just missing the popup dependency. You can keep installing dependencies by hand, but` it's better to use the package manager. – erikstokes Apr 1 '15 at 1:13
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    Finally used the melpa package manager. Alright now. – Ángel del Castillo Apr 1 '15 at 13:03

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