I recently discovered that my org-roam installation is no longer working. When I try to open a new file, I get this error message:

helm-M-x-execute-command: Cannot open load file: No such file or directory, org-eldoc

I'm not sure how my org-eldoc got corrupted, but what would be the easiest way to repair it?

  • AFAIK, org-eldoc exists in contrib only. Have you installed org-plus-contrib? Have you set your load-path to include the contrib directory? What is the value of your load-path? What happens if you say M-x load-library RET org-eldoc RET?
    – NickD
    Jan 8, 2021 at 13:56
  • @NickD. When I try to load org-eldoc I get no such file or directory, org-eldoc. After installing org-plus-contrib, I was able to access org-roam again. But after exiting emacs and starting again, I had the same problem. Not sure how to get org-plus-contrib to stick around after exiting.
    – David J.
    Jan 8, 2021 at 14:48
  • I'm sure it sticks around after exiting. Just make sure that your load-path is set in your init file properly. I have (add-to-list 'load-path (expand-file-name "~/elisp/org-mode/lisp")) (add-to-list 'load-path (expand-file-name "~/elisp/org-mode/contrib/lisp")) in my init file, but you'll need to change the paths for your setup.
    – NickD
    Jan 8, 2021 at 14:50
  • @NickD. I have a few additions to my load path, like (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/packages"). How can I tell if my load path isn't set properly? My packages have always loaded until I had this problem.
    – David J.
    Jan 8, 2021 at 14:57
  • Let's try this: can you find out where exactly the org-eldoc.el (or org-eldoc.elc) file is? Then add that directory to your load-path? E.g. I just did a package-install-packages, selected org-plus-contrib with i and then installed it with x. It ended up in ~/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210104 and the package installation added "/home/nick/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210104" to the front of my load-path. If I now do M-x locate-library RET org-eldoc, I get Library is file ~/.emacs.d/elpa/org-plus-contrib-20210104/org-eldoc.elc. Can you try that?
    – NickD
    Jan 9, 2021 at 0:29


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