I'm new to Emacs. I needed to install the elpy package for python (as described here), but as I forgot to install one python package with pip, the installation with M-x package-install RET elpy failed.

I installed the missing python package, but I can't restart the installation of elpy on emacs. It remembers the previous error and won't try reinstalling.

How should I proceed ?

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Have you tried to delete elpy package from M-x list-packages? You can do it by pressing d on the elpy package, and then pressing yes to confirm the action. If you already did that, you can go to ~/.emacs.d and delete the elpy folder created when you installed it. Hope this help you.

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