when running Flymake against ~/.emacs, I see errors complaining about missing files like "powerline" and "company" - i.e. stuff contained in load-path. How can I configure Flymake's elisp backend to be aware of load-path? Nothing in the Flymake customize-group looked applicable.

This is with Emacs 27.0.50 .

  • This will not answer your question, but in case you were using Flycheck, this would be fixable by setting flycheck-emacs-lisp-load-path Sep 25, 2019 at 12:57

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There is elisp-flymake-byte-compile-load-path. Setting it to load-path last in your init file seems to be a quick-fix.

(setq elisp-flymake-byte-compile-load-path load-path)

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