i use currently
melpa for managing my emacs packages, but I'm not satisfied with that.
Melpa seems to manage the packages by dumping them into my
emacs.d - which i don't want to store inside my dotfiles git repo. But still, i want to be able to easily reinstall my emacs without much interaction (ideally just executing an update command)
Most Plugin Managers of vim provided a very neat way of solving that issue. They dump also the packages inside my .vim, but mainly manage them by a list inside the main vim config file:
call plug#begin('~/.dotfiles/nvim/autoload/plugged') " Languages Plug '0robustus1/vim-tmux-conf' Plug 'hrother/offlineimaprc.vim' Plug 'LaTeX-Box-Team/LaTeX-Box' Plug 'Matt-Deacalion/vim-systemd-syntax' " Editing Plug 'tpope/vim-surround' Plug 'scrooloose/nerdcommenter' " git helpers Plug 'jreybert/vimagit' Plug 'airblade/vim-gitgutter' Plug 'tpope/vim-fugitive' Plug 'vim-scripts/gitdiff.vim' " other useful stuff Plug 'tyru/open-browser.vim' Plug 'godlygeek/tabular' call plug#end()
The packages there are basically listed as 'github-user/repo', therefore e.g. the url for
https://github.com/godlygeek/tabular. This way, i can completely ignore the content of my plugin directory. After reinstalling my vim, i can just execute
To be clear what i search for: I don't care where my emacs installs its packages from (e.g. github, from the melpa servers, etc.). I just want to know a method how i can list all packages i want to install inside my emacs config file (like the vim solution).
is there sth similar for emacs?