This is what I am trying to install but I keep running into no 'powerline-themes'. I have only started using Emacs yesterday, so can someone please point out what is going on behind the scenes and why is it failing?


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    We can't tell you anything unless you give us details on what you are actually doing, and how it is failing. emacs.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask – phils Aug 14 '15 at 9:42
  • What @phils said. Unless you provide useful details, this question is too broad to be helpful, and will likely be closed. – Drew Aug 14 '15 at 15:03
  • Open the messages buffer and see if you can locate the errors. The other option is to ask the powerline-themes author on github directly. – Emacs User Aug 15 '15 at 2:44

You have to create an el-get recipe. You can create a directory to save your custom recipes and tell el-get about it:

(add-to-list 'el-get-recipe-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get-recipes")

Then create the recipe for your repo:

(:name powerline-themes
       :website "http://github.com/Dewdrops/powerline"
       :description "My powerline themes fork"

       :type github
       :pkgname "Dewdrops/powerline"
       :features powerline-themes
       :depends powerline)

and save in your ~/.emacs.d/el-get-recipes with the name powerline-themes.rcp. Now your custom recipe should be available in el-get-install.

I'm not using el-get and I couldn't test the recipe above, so you might have to change some value in there.

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    The :pkgname should be "Dewdrops/powerline" – npostavs Aug 14 '15 at 19:30

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