Using Mac Pro macOS 10.13.1


Has two problems:

  1. After installed emacs by emacs-bootstrap, got this error when start it:

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  1. When try to open buffer list by C-x C-b, it shown this window at bottom but not buffer list on the other side:

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I found this config in the ~/.emacs.d/elisp/base-extensions.el file:

(use-package org-projectile
  (setq org-projectile-per-project-filepath "todo.org"
    org-agenda-files (append org-agenda-files (org-projectile-todo-files))))

What's the problem?


When use GNU Emacs For Mac OS X, also got same warning:

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Edit 2

Add run emacs screen shot:

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  • Why have you told us that you installed Emacs by emacs-bootstrap and how does that fact have anything to do with the error message that you receive when playing with use-package and org-projectile?
    – lawlist
    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:47
  • @lawlist I don't know the reason why got that error and why can't open buffer list. So if anyone has the same issue, it will be helpful.
    – online
    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:50
  • If you have any reason to suspect the build process, then just down-load a pre-built version from: emacsformacosx.com
    – lawlist
    Jan 4, 2018 at 2:51
  • @lawlist Thank you. I tried that, but got the same warning, too. I added the picture to the question. But use it the C-x C-b works!
    – online
    Jan 4, 2018 at 3:01
  • How about giving us the settings you are using for use-package so that someone who is familiar with how to use that package can tell you what you did wrong?
    – lawlist
    Jan 4, 2018 at 3:05

1 Answer 1


This looks like a dependency issue -- the org-projectile package requires org-category-capture-0.0.0 which requires org-9.0.0 which is not available. (Maybe because it's too old? org-mode.org says 9.1.6 is current, in any case.)

Edit: In fact version 9.1.6 is fine, so that must be a minimum version dependency. In which case you will probably be missing the ELPA package archive for org-mode (as was I in my initial test).

https://orgmode.org/elpa.html says:

Add this to your Emacs init file to be able to list the Org mode archives:

(require 'package)
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("org" . "http://orgmode.org/elpa/") t)

Failing that, you may just need to run M-x package-refresh-contents

This seems like a bug with the emacs-bootstrap config, so you should report it to them.


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