Tramp is a built in and does not seem to be in melpa, where can I install it from and is it a good idea to update to a newer version ?

  • What makes you think there’s a newer version? – Dan Apr 3 '18 at 11:45
  • package list tells me 2.2.13 the web site lists 2.3.3 and i have a bug which is resolved in 2.3. – Oly Apr 3 '18 at 11:49
  • Makes sense. If you can’t find it on melpa, you can always download and add the package manually. – Dan Apr 3 '18 at 12:13
  • That's what i was hoping to avoid, much nicer to have everything managed in one place instead of manual download or messing with git. – Oly Apr 3 '18 at 12:24
  • Emacs 26.1 should come out any time now, so you can use the suggested workaround while waiting for the upgrade (if upgrading is a possibility for you, of course) – dangom Apr 3 '18 at 14:07

There are regular Tramp releases at https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tramp/, the latest one is Tramp 2.3.3. This is roughly the same what Emacs 26.1 will bring.

The Tramp manual describes also how to use git for a recent snapshot, but this is for the courageous only.

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  • is there a way to use this so it will download and update like melpa packages ? – Oly Apr 3 '18 at 21:09
  • I don't care MELPA, I use GNU ELPA. A while ago I've tried to make Tramp fit for GNU ELPA. This has stalled due to some incompatibilities between what ELPA expects and how Tramp is structured. Maybe I shall restart that work. But there are more prioritized tasks; if somebody else takes the ball I could help. – Michael Albinus Apr 4 '18 at 7:04
  • Okay thanks, first I have heard of gnu elpa i shall check it out any where that is package managed would be great to see for the above reason. I shall accept your answer as it seems the simplest way currently. – Oly Apr 4 '18 at 7:29

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