I've installed emacs on a new machine (macos)
brew cask install emacs. My init.el file gets stuck installing cider (clojure ide) because it requires "spinner". When I do:
M-x package-refresh-contents, I get the message
"Failed to download 'gnu' archive" which leads me to believe elpa may be down, however, the elpa website itself does not appear to be down. If I try to manually install the package, the specific message is something to do with a "bad request".
I've tried to manually install the spinner.el file just to unblock myself, but that didn't seem to work. So the question is in two parts:
- How can I dig further into the issue, see if elpa is working, and debug the problem?
- How can I unblock myself? Does package installation of CIDER not check if "spinner" is already installed?