I want to use the package ox-ipynb in spacemacs.

I tried adding under dotspacemacs-additional-packages, but I guess since it's not on melpa, spacemacs couldn't find it.

I've also tried downloading the ox-ipynb.el file itself and loading it directly in my org-mode buffer like this:

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  (load-file "~/emacs/ox-ipynb.el")

which gave me: load-with-code-conversion: Symbol’s value as variable is void: Skip

Any suggestions?
And in general, how do I make spacemacs install packages that are not on melpa?

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You can do this by using a quelpa recipe under dotspacemacs-additional-packages in your dotfile as follows:

    (ox-ipynb :location (recipe
                         :fetcher github
                         :repo "jkitchin/ox-ipynb")))

Currently, this possibility is only described in the docs about 'configuration layer development`

Alternatively, you can install my small update of benneti's spacemacs jupyter layer. I once started that update, but probably I did not consider it finished as I did not push it to github (I guess I just wanted to add some things to the README). But as far as I know it is fully functional (not tested), so I pushed it now.

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