I'm trying to move from
use-package. I am having trouble with
smart-mode-line-powerline-theme. Emacs complains at startup time with
(error "Unable to find theme file for ‘smart-mode-line-powerline’")
Here is a minimialized version of a startup file that tries to get the relevant bits to work:
(require 'package) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/")) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/")) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) (package-initialize) (unless (package-installed-p 'use-package) (package-refresh-contents) (package-install 'use-package)) (eval-when-compile (require 'use-package)) (require 'diminish) (require 'bind-key) (setq use-package-always-ensure t) (put 'use-package 'lisp-indent-function 1) (use-package powerline) ; seems to be required for smart-mode-line powerline theme (use-package smart-mode-line :config (progn (require 'smart-mode-line) (setq sml/theme 'respectful) (sml/setup) (sml/apply-theme 'powerline)))
el-get creates a directory
emacs.d/el-get/smart-mode-line containing a git clone of the
smart-mode-line repository, including a
themes directory which contains
smart-mode-line-powerline-theme.el (and a light variant).
use-package creates a directory
emacs.d/elpa/smart-mode-line-20170708.1317 which contains the standard sml themes, but without the
themes subdirectory in which the powerline themes live.
How can I get around this glitch?