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I am using :ensure t of use-package to install "go-prjectile" package which depends on "go-rename". But I would like to use a local version of "go-rename" and its path is already added to load-path.

My configuration:

(use-package go-rename
   :load-path "lisp/go-rename")

(use-package go-projectile
   :ensure t)

But every time when "go-projectile" is installed, the "go-rename" is also installed from melpa too.

Is there any way to only install "go-projectile" without install its dependencies?

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See http://blog.binchen.org/posts/how-to-manage-emacs-packages-effectively.html which provides complete solution for Emacs 23.4, 24.3, 24.4, 25.

In your case, the easiest way is to setup your own package repository localelpa:

Step 1, create directory ~/.emacs.d/localelpa

Step 2, create file ~/.emacs.d/localelpa/archive-contents with below content

(1
 (go-rename . [(1 2 1) nil "This is go-rename, blah blah" single])
)

Step 3, place go-rename-1.2.1.el at ~/.emacs.d/localelpa

Step 4, insert below code into ~/.emacs.d/init.el and restart Emacs:

(add-to-list 'package-archives '("localelpa" . "~/.emacs.d/localelpa"))

Now you will see package goname-1.2.1 after M-x list-packages, in Emacs 24.4 you can tweak package-pinned-packages to pin that package (https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Package-Installation.html)

What about Emacs 24.3, 23.4? Well, why not change version from 1.2.1 to 99.9.9? ;)

  • the 4 steps solution seems a lot of work. I have read your blog posts. The whitelist one sounds great. Is it possible to have a blacklist version? Will that work depended packages? – Enze Chi Jul 1 '16 at 10:18
  • This is the minimum setup. Once you setup localelpa, you can use it for other packages. Surely you can use blacklist strategy. It's just boolean expression in package-filter-function. – chen bin Jul 2 '16 at 2:16
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First thanks for the answer from @chenbin. All the following ideas from his answer and blog post.

Maybe I have some mis-understand on the 4 step way to create local elpa. For me to manually maintain it is painful (For example, package from git repo, keep updating).

After some googling about "local elpa" I steal code (Makefile, package-build.el) from "melpa" which would build local elpa packages and archive-contents from recipes.

Then I only need to maintain recipes something like below (use ob-go as example)

(ob-go
 :fetcher github
 :repo "pope/ob-go")

The make file would cache the package from Github and create archive-contents to packages directory.

Then I just need to add ("local-elpa" . "~/.emacs.d/packages") to package-archives and pin it to local-elpa.

If local elpa packages has updates, just make the packages and archive-contents, then update packages as usual.

  • You might be reinventing quelpa – npostavs Jul 6 '16 at 11:06
  • @npostavs, that looks great, but does it support pin package to avoid to the package is installed on melpa if it is a dependency package whose version on melpa is higher than my forked repo's one? – Enze Chi Jul 7 '16 at 1:47
  • AFAIK, it creates a normal package archive, so pinning works as usual (I'm not a user, so I can't say for sure though). – npostavs Jul 7 '16 at 10:28

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