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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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Installing quelpa-use-package from use-package

Currently I have the following init file to install and use use-package: ;; Package.el (require 'package) (package-initialize) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) (add-to-list 'package-archives '(&...
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Synchronize package list

When I look in the *Packages* buffer, I see this: polymode 20200411.915 available melpa Extensible framework for multiple major modes But, when I search for the same package on MELPA,...
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use-package & quelpa: resolve dependencies with elpa?

When modifying some packages I'm using (use-package :load-path "my-forked-project") but to make my config work in any machine I want get that package from say my github repo. I'm now trying ...
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clang-format package looking for wrong executable

I'm trying to setup emacs to use the clang-format package. I have installed the clang-format package from MELPA and also have clang-format-10 (apt install only installs version 6 on Ubuntu) installed ...
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package refresh hangs

On Emacs 26.3, Ubuntu 20.04, when I run emacs -Q followed by (package-refresh-contents) I get Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443 So the package refresh just hangs. I tried to switch from https to ...
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How to filter the package list by package name part or regex

Via M-x list-packages I can view a list of installable and installed packages. Great! But how can I filter this list by a portion of the package name? PS: I know about package-menu-filter, but for me ...
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Inconsistent behaviour with pretty outlines

SETUP: My .emacs.d/init.el reduced to the minimum (I have auctex and use-package installed) (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/...
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package-installed-p vs fboundp

What should I use: (when (package-installed-p 'ivy) (global-set-key (kbd "C-x b") #'ivy-switch-buffer)) or: (when (fboundp 'ivy-switch-buffer) (global-set-key (kbd "C-x b") #'...
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How to disable remapping by a package

I recently used a package that overwrote C-x C-s to something other than save, causing me to lose a lot of work. Is there a way I can advise emacs to check for a blacklist of keybindings that it ...
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The number of downloads of packages in packages' repositories

On MELPA website, the number of downloads of each package is given. I am wondering if one can see this info within Emacs. It seems that the built-in package installer list-package does not provide ...
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How to determine the size of packages installed from ELPA/MELPA?

When one wants to choose between two Emacs packages that have similar features, it can be useful to evaluate their respective installed size before installing. How to evaluate the installed size of a ...
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How to delete/reinstall a system package?

When I do (require magit) I get following error. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument sequencep all) cl-intersection((all magit) all) byte-code("\301\302!\210\301\303!\210\301\...
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Emacs 27.1 package error while installing package org-roam

I recently upgraded to 27.1 version from 24.5 version. I am trying to install org-roam. When I use package-install RET org-roam, I am getting the following error. Library is file /usr/share/emacs/27.0....
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ad-Advice-package--add-to-archive-contents: Symbol's function definition is void: package-desc-vers

Friends, I have put strong effort to write an understandable account of the problem. Thus, I ask you to open all the site links quoted at the place of citation to follow the problem history. I have ...
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list-packages hangs when contacting melpa

I'm running Emacs 26.3 on Linux Mint 20. I am using paradox, but this also happens when I use the vanilla Emacs packages interface. When I call list-packages, the Paradox Menu section of the mode line ...
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Emacs package manager shows all melpa packages as “new” each time after restart

Since some time Emacs started to show each package that comes from "MELPA" repository as "new". It happens after each restart of Emacs. When I refresh package list in the same ...
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Deleted package doesn't reappear in the package list

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 ...
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package-selected-packages. What is it useful for?

What is the usefulness of setting (setq package-selected-packages '(auctex ; jedi ; magit ; etc)) Doesn't emacs set the user-installed ...
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What does it mean that something is an incompatible package?

I have some issues going on with my emacs and am getting an error where the stacktrace seems to indicate a potential issue with the parinfer package. I run describe-package on it and get parinfer is ...
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Emacs segfaults after I run M-x package-install

I'm a Emacs newbie. I've gone through the guided tutorial and I got excited by what Emacs promises. I want to learn Emacs and use it as my primary development editor, and specifically at the moment ...
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Jedi looking for emacs-26.1?

I just installed emacs 25 on Ubuntu (via apt install) and when I try to install jedi (after running package-refresh-contents) via package-install I'm getting the error message package-compute-...
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Trying to install org-ref package, but getting error 'emacs-25.1' unavailable

I am trying to install org-ref package but getting error package-compute-transaction: Package 'emacs-25.1' is unavailable. I searched Stack overflow, Stack Exchange Emacs, and github. I've found ...
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Using straight.el to develop your own package which is also on github

I am considering using straight.el, but reading the docs, I have difficulties to understand whether the particular use cases I am interested in are handled as I hope to. Here are the cases: I have ...
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Manually installed pdf-tools breaks package handling because it is not recognized as a dependency

The situation is: I install pdf-tools manually and load it with the following snippet: (use-package pdf-tools :pin manual :load-path "my/load/path/to/the/git/repo/lisp" :config .......
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Install a package just as in the `package-list-packages` menu

I am trying to install newer versions of org-mode in emacs 26.3. Obviously org mode 9.1.9 is already distributed with emacs. So any attempt to use the (package-install 'org) will not succeed. I have ...
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Initialization warning after installing doom-modeline

So recently i decided to switch to Emacs (btw I am total noob) and began creating my init.el file After downloading doom-modeline package from melpa and following it's installation guide I get an ...
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Any package for editing i18next locale files?

I am looking for a package that allows editing i18next locale files in emacs.
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I can't find the flycheck package

I am on MacOS and using Emacs 26.3 When I go to package-install in the minibuffer and type in flycheck, it autocompletes and adds a hyphen. I can't install just flycheck. Also when I go to list-...
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Can not install vue-mode on Emacs 25

I have emacs 25.2.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 I want to install vue-mode package. But I am getting this error message: vue-mode is an incompatible package. ...
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Cannot add package to an existing layer

I've edit the ../c-c++/packages.el following the documentation as below (setq c-c++-packages '( cc-mode ... glsl-mode ... xcscope )) I've also added the init function (...
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Getting started `use-package` question

I was reading the use-package documentation, which says, "Here is the simplest use-package declaration:" ;; This is only needed once, near the top of the file (eval-when-compile ;; Following line ...
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How to make list-packages Help for dependency package show the dependee packages?

I use use-package to require the boxquote package into my GNU Emacs 26.3 running on Ubuntu 19.10, like this: (use-package boxquote :ensure t) In the list-packages buffer, I see the boxquote ...
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Package for live inline rendering for markdown/org mode text with css styling?

Currently, I use Typora, a markdown editor,for all my personal notes and documentation. After seeing the capabilities of emacs in a colleague's spacemacs setup, I am very interested in switching from ...
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Emacs 24.3: warning “Unable to activate package”

Upon startup of my emacs 24.3, I'm getting the errors: Warning (emacs): Unable to activate package `with-editor'. Required package `emacs-24.4' is unavailable I have a dim recollection that when I ...
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reload emacs package in current session after .el source recompilation

I have an emacs package installed from elpa in my ${HOME}/.emacs.d/elpa/ directory, and I am trying to fiddle with its .el source file. I would like to recompile after modification have those ...
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A custom layer, org-roam, only works on the 3rd restart of spacemacs

I'm using Spacemacs v.0.200.13, and GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.30) of 2019-09-16. I'd like to install and use the org-roam package. The instructions indicate ...
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why dash didn't show up with list-packages

I was trying to install dash using elpa but failed. I can't understand why it shows dash[no match] by following M-x package-install RET dash RET as in the snapshot. can anyone let me know why? Thank ...
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use-package: autoload function outside the main package file

I am trying to install simplenote2 to read my org files on my phone. The official setup method is: (require 'simplenote2) (setq simplenote2-email "email@example.com") (setq simplenote2-password "...
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Emacs-dashboard with spacemacs?

Has anyone tried this? I'd like to customize the "landing screen" I get when I launch spacemacs, and previous posts recommend emacs-dashboard for this. But I can't seem to figure out how to get it to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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