I recently switched from sublime text 3 to emacs so I still don't quite understand everything. When I launch emacs and run
package-install, I can not look up packages from Melpa to install, e.g.,
projectile. Although once I have ran
package-list-packages the list of available packages is refreshed and the packages from Melpa are indexed. Then if I run
package-install again, I can find more packages including the ones from Melpa (hence
projectile). I have this in my
.emacs settings file:
(setq package-archives '(("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/") ;; ("marmalade" . "https://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") ("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/")))
emacs --version returns:
GNU Emacs 25.2.2 Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.
I am running this on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.