Long time ago I added:

(setq package-archives '(("elpa" . "http://tromey.com/elpa/")

In http://tromey.com/elpa/elpa.rss latest package is from 2010-08-15 22:11.

Is that right that modern package repositories are:

(setq package-archives
      '(("gnu" . "https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")
        ("marmalade" . "https://marmalade-repo.org/packages/")
        ("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/")))

UPDATE Seems that Tom Tromey is initial author of package.el http://tromey.com/blog/?page_id=333


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Tom Tromey, who happens to be the author of package.el, put up the very first ELPA which is still available on his domain. However you should no longer use it and instead just refer to GNU ELPA which happens to be the default repository in package-archives. Maybe add another package archive while you're at it ;)

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