I've enabled some new packages in bbatsov's prelude and when I restart the emacs daemon, it hangs endlessly starting up showing this:

Prelude is powering up... Be patient, Master g!
Loading personal configuration files in /Users/g/.emacs.d/personal/preload...
Loading Prelude's core...
Loading /Users/g/.emacs.d/savefile/recentf...
Loading /Users/g/.emacs.d/savefile/recentf...done
Loading Prelude's modules...
Loading /Users/g/.emacs.d/prelude-modules.el (source)...
Contacting host: melpa.org:443
Opening TLS connection to `melpa.org'...
Opening TLS connection with `gnutls-cli --insecure -p 443 melpa.org'...

What's the problem exactly? I can access https://melpa.org/ without any problems.

Any workarounds?



I got around this by first starting emacs with emacs --insecure and once that worked and downloaded and what it needed, I was able to start emacs --daemon fine.

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On Windows 10, I solved the problem by starting Emacs with the admin prompt (seems that admin rights matter). Also, you should check on whether gnutls is properly installed, following the instructions here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36950871/failed-to-download-melpa-archive

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