I was using this init file on a NixOS machine.
It is important to note that parts of the file were written with use-package and other parts were a legacy from the classic imperative installation of packages:
package-install, and tweaks on hooks and variables.
This weekend I started a new set-up in a new Macbook Air M1 for professional reasons. I must highlight that I am new to Mac.
As I was trying to make myself at home with Emacs in MacOS, I started to copy small snippets of my old config file and slightly migrate them to mac. As the process was going, I decided to use the opportunity to "code review" my own init file - especially to make it more declarative via
use-package. The expectation was to make it more reproducible for future occasions.
Sometimes, especially after creating a declaration of a package not yet installed, there was a weird thing happening. I would receive the following messages on the mini-buffer area:
The funniest point was that after quitting (
C-x C-c) and re-starting Emacs, things worked fine (as expected) and the error message would disappear!
Why did this happen? Is the problem related to some specific code snippet? Maybe a reference to a path? Is it related to MacOS?
Now that things work fine and the message is gone, is it possible to reproduce it without installing something new?