I just deleted magit, but it doesn't reappear in the list as available. I typed g and r, restarted emacs, to no effect. It's not hidden. I use C-s to search for it in the buffer. Supposedly its dependencies are installed:

async              1.9.4         dependency Asynchronous processing in Emacs
dash               2.17.0        dependency A modern list library for Emacs
ghub               3.3.0         dependency Minuscule client libraries for Git forge APIs.
git-commit         2.90.1        dependency Edit Git commit messages
magit-popup        2.13.2        dependency Define prefix-infix-suffix command combos
treepy             0.1.1         dependency Generic tree traversal tools
with-editor        2.9.2         dependency Use the Emacsclient as $EDITOR

The relevant part of the ~/.emacs is supposedly:

 ;; custom-set-variables was added by Custom.
 ;; If you edit it by hand, you could mess it up, so be careful.
 ;; Your init file should contain only one such instance.
 ;; If there is more than one, they won't work right.
 '(package-selected-packages (quote (magit))))

And there's no magit directory in ~/.emacs.d/elpa.

I didn't delete magit directory by hand. Supposedly I did d x in the list-packages buffer.

I'm running Emacs 26.3.


tl;dr make sure MELPA archive is added (if you need magit)

I realized that magit is not in ELPA, it's in MELPA. I think I added MELPA archive back then, but that part of the config was supposedly lost owing to running several instances of Emacs, and orgmode editing the ~/.emacs file (adding agenda files).

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