Questions tagged [package]

Emacs includes a facility that lets you easily download and install packages that implement additional features. Each package is a separate Emacs Lisp program, sometimes including other components such as an Info manual.

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simplenote2 is just showing 6 notes

installed simplenote2 from MELPA to work with my notes. After "sync with server" procedure, browsing notes just offers 6 notes. Expected behaviour is to show all notes and entering a note opens a ...
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Unattended install of a set of packages

Given a requirements.txt file describing a Python virtual environment, one can run pip install requirements.txt, go for a coffee, then come back to find that the packages in requirements.txt have been ...
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How could `(package-initialize)` affect the behavior of `org-open-at-point`?

Up until this afternoon, I was able to run org-open-at-point on something like [[file:/Users/apc/Desktop/test%20paper.pdf]] and open the file named "test paper.pdf" in my Desktop. But I'm no longer ...
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.emacs showing error “Wrong type argument: listp, closed” during start up

I am getting an error Wrong type argument: listp, closed while starting my Emacs. I tried to debug each line and do a M-x eval-buffer during configuration. At at time, it was showing only End of line ...
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install dependencies for emacs package in a CI environment

I am testing an Emacs package on Travis CI with ert. A PR now requires the s package. This is how I currently make sure it's available in the test environment: script: - $EMACS --version - $EMACS ...
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Prevent el-get updates

use-package package does not deal with packages on EmacsWiki. Therefore in my init file I added el-get too: (use-package el-get :config (el-get-emacswiki-build-local-recipes)) (el-get-bundle dired+...
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Unable to install a package

I am trying to add Magit to Emacs package list. I got as far as "Packages" menu and do not see how to add new, unlisted package. Is it even possible from Emacs ? I even tried to "i-install" ...
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How to run zone-matrix?

I found something that looks like fun: https://github.com/ober/zone-matrix A matrix-inspired EMACS screen saver. I need this in my life, but I can't (for the life of me) figure out how to get it to ...
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Never ending “Package refresh done”

This is GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (snapshot from the ubuntu ppa). My package-archives value is (("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/") ("gnu" . "https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) When I start Emacs ...
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How can I turn on support package automatically

As I said in title, when you load a major mode like matlab-mode, I need company-mode as well. It's so easy to turn on the package, but is there any way to load automatically? through .emacs or .init ? ...
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butler doesn't show jenkins data

I'm working with GNU Emacs 26.1 I have troubles with setting up butler. (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa/deferred-20170901.1330/") (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa/butler-20150812.8/")...
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Tikz packages installation

I am a beginner with Emacs but I have experience with latex before. I want to make a report and I need the use of TIKZ. I was used to use it through "sharelatex" but everything was already there, I ...
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How to update Org-mode via Package Manager?

I have org-version 9.1.9 installed on Spacemacs and am attempting to install the latest org-version 9.2.6. Install instructions are on https://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#installing-via-elpa and ...
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How to revert to specific version of orgmode package in orgmode layer in spacemacs

I am using spacemacs with emacs version 26.3 and would like to use org-drill. Unfortunately, there currently is a bug that prevents org-drill from working with org-mode version 9.2 (which is the ...
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Package to detect most common typing mistakes

I'm a decent touch-typist, capping out around 90 WPM, but I know I'd be better if I eliminated some of the more persistent typos that crop up semi-consistently. It occurred to me this morning that ...
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How to manually byte-compile a package?

Looking at the package installed under elpa directory I see that it have been byte compiled and the structure is different from the source. Consider the following example https://github.com/hlissner/...
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Slow package installation and multiple warnings

I have noticed that my emacs startup the first time while fetching all my packages using use-package and byte compiling everything is quite slow even though the number of packages is only 18. My ...
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Choose to use a function between emacs packages or libs

Suposse that I want to use the function dolist from package cl (I know that is obsolete and als have cl-lib package). but when I'm looking for documentation (C-h f dolist) I get the following: ...
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automatic indentation with space like visual studio

Is there any package that covers indentation with space like visual studio? like, if(a==b) ==> if(a<space>==<space>b) for(int i=0;i<N;i++) ==> for(int i<space>=<space&...
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Unable to run nov-mode on Windows

disclaimer: I'm still relatively new to Emacs. When I open an Epub on MS Windows, Emacs opens it using Zip-Archive mode and displays its content (which is normal afaik). However, when I start nov-...
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Is there a way (a package?) to “redirect” pop-up menus to the minibuffer, ido, or completion buffer; either generic or flyspell-specific

Sometimes I must use Emacs (in X mode) over a network connection (for example, working on a cloud VM). I am pretty comfortable with the interface responsiveness inside a frame, although X is ...
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Trying to install auctex via package-install

I am trying to install auctex via M-x package-install RET auctex. Unfortunately after a brief splash of Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443, I end up with the message https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/...
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Debugging “Package lacks a file header”

I'm playing around with developing and publishing an Emacs package, very simple stuff, just trying things out before I commit to a bigger project. The problem that I'm having is that after I've made a ...
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Unsure what to make of the following Emacs prompt to change my init file

Every time I open emacs, I get the following error; emacs is working fine, but not giving me the initial help screen: An error has occurred while loading `/Users/thorkamphefner/.emacs.d/init.el': ...
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Failed to download 'gnu' archive

I tried to install emacs and in an attempt to install MELPA, tried: (this is my init.el file) (package-initialize) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) (add-to-...
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I see “Unnecessary call to ‘package-initialize’ in init file” but can't find the call to `package-initialize`

I'm running Emacs from HEAD on Mac OS. I installed emacs-plus using the --HEAD argument with homebrew. I did a whole grep for (package-initialize) in ~/.emacs.d/. The only reference I found to it is ...
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Is there a package manager for emacs that can use git repositories directly?

Is there a way to manage packages in emacs where I can point to a git repository directly? (like vim-plug for eg).
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How do you remove compiler warnings for macro usage when running macro with 'with-eval-after-load'?

In a package I am working on I want to define a flycheck checker only if the user has flycheck installed already. To do this, I am using the macro (with-eval-after-load "flycheck" ...) as follows: (...
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Is it possible to run package-refresh-contents as some sort of background process?

I've repurposed some code to show me a list of packages that I have installed which have upgrades available. Currently I'm running package-refresh-contents when I start-up Emacs and then display the ...
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install solarized theme

I can not get this package installed using package-install solarized theme http://melpa.org/#/solarized-theme please throw me a bone
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ELPA list is missing markdown-mode according to list-packages

I'm trying to install markdown-mode using instructions on https://jblevins.org/projects/markdown-mode/, according to which I put into my init.el file (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives ...
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What happens if I have different versions of Emacs using the same directory

Currently I have two versions of Emacs (system installed by apt-get: emacs26 and my own compiled version emacs27). They both us emacs.d directory, and I wonder what happens the packages are ...
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Managing libraries hosted on EmacsWiki

I recently learned that some former MELPA libraries are now available only from the EmacsWiki. Let aside security implications, Is there an equivalent of M-x package-list-packages for those ...
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package-autoremove doesn't work

I tried to use M-x package-autoremove but my .emacs.d directory is still a mess: it's full with several versions of the same package. As side info I use the no-littering package, but when I update ...
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How to include packages into my configuration?

a total newb when it comes to spacemacs. Firstly I just want to get spacemacs to work properly and I have the issues regarding the missing wrapping feature like in the following link (Make visual-line-...
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Running logo program (ucblogo) in Emacs

I am trying to run logo programs (ucblogo version 5.5) on my emacs in Debian Linux (26.1). There is a currently a mode for it ( https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/LogoMode ). I followed the instructions ...
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Can't load spacemacs - it's trying to delete pspp-mode

I am a vim user who only uses emacs for my org-mode todo file, so I really don't know what I'm doing. After updating Ubuntu to 19.04 (and thereby updating emacs to 26.x), I'm getting an error when I ...
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Proper use of use-package

I am using the following init file to download and load packages from melpa-stable in fresh Emacs installations: (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa-stable" . "https://stable....
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Inline Code Annotations?

I'd like to be able to add inline annotations to my code files that appear to me but do not actually change the file. I looked around for solutions but couldn't find anything besides annotate.el but ...
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Emacs 26.2 can't load init file from Emacs 25 [closed]

The title already says the question, i had Emacs 25 and compiled Emacs 26.2. Although my ./emacs directory and everything in it exists Emacs 26.2. starts complaining about packages which do not exist, ...
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Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (and Ivy) seem installed, and Ivy working?

Why can't Emacs find counsel and swiper, even though they (as well as ivy) seem installed, and moreover Ivy mode is enabled, and seems to be working? This is what I get when I try the following: (...
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Keep going mode for require-package

In my initialization file, I have got: (require-package 'clips-mode) The thing is that, lately, this package fails to be loaded sometimes (it's already downloaded but I guess it fails when it tries ...
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Melpa packages aren't being added

I have this in my init.el (require 'package) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) ;;; Remove SC if you are not using sunrise commander and org if you like outdated packages (setq package-archives '((...
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Unable to install ESS package

I want to install ESS. I initialised the package manager with (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa-stable" . "https://stable.melpa.org/packages/")) (package-...
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Cannot run cquery

I have been using rtags as my primary C++ mode, but I found that it's performance is not satisfying for large code bases e.g. Linux kernel. It takes more than 5 seconds to find definitions. This it ...
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AUCTeX is obsolete on GNU ELPA?

I got this warning when installing AUCTeX from GNU ELPA. The package is installed, but I don't want to use obsolete packages for obvious reasons. I have check the official website of AUCTeX, and it ...
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Can't connect to package managers on multiple computers

I just did a clean install of emacs 26.1 on multiple computers running different OS (Ubuntu, Mint, Windows), and for some reason I cannot update my packages using M-x refresh-package-contents. I've ...
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“void-variable” error when adding advice to `kill-ring-save`

I am trying to add an advice to kill-ring-save and kill-region, so that when I call them with no active regions, instead of throwing an error, the line the point is currently on would be marked ...
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Set a package as predefined to every file

I'm trying to set the package org-bullets as predefined in every *.org file because is kind of redundant to write M-x org-bullets every time I work with the format. Is this possible?
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I have package X installed as a dependency. How can I discover which package pulls it in? ie Reverse Dependency

I tried to delete package X (in order to try an older built-in version). But when I restart emacs, it's automatically re-installed. package-list-packages lists it as a dependency so that behaviour ...