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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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How can I avoid accidentally editing installed packages while still being able to install new packages?

I end up looking at source files of packages I have installed fairly often and want to avoid accidentally editing them while I am viewing them. After looking at https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/3681/...
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Are there license restrictions for Emacs Lisp packages?

GNU Emacs is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The GPL is a copyleft license that requires any derivative work to also be GPL-licensed. Does that impose restrictions on what license ...
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Launching emacs with configured packages

Let's say I want to use elisp functions in a script . I rely in my script on some library, dash which I require. #!/usr/local/bin/emacs --script (require 'dash) (message (describe-variable 'load-...
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package-install tries a URL whose content is not found

I want to install the package running: M-x package-install RET markdown-mode RET And I get the following error package-install-from-archive: https://melpa.org/packages/markdown-mode-20180904.1601....
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how to debug quelpa/quelpa-use-package/use-package?

I use use-package all the time, but I'm new to quelpa. I'd like to use quelpa to install my own version of an emacs package like this: (use-package pipenv :quelpa (pipenv :fetcher github :repo "...
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How to remove the remaining commands of removed built-in packages?

I've read here that you can delete the built-in packages from emacs at /usr/share/emacs/25.2/lisp in order to get rid of their commands which may clutter the minibuffer every time you want to execute ...
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How can I find out which packages were not available?

When I run package-install-selected-packages I see the following message: 1 packages are not available (the rest already installed) But it doesn't say which package was not available. All the ...
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Cannot install helm from MELPA

For some reason, I am unable to install helm. My configuration is: (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/")) (package-...
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Automatically installing a built-in package from MELPA [duplicate]

This post is asking this question more clearly and concisely. My code contains the following function to install dependencies: (defun literef-install-packages() "Install any missing packages. The ...
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Automatically installing the available version of org

Based on this reply, my code has the following function that installs its dependencies: (defun literef-install-packages() "Install any missing packages. The code is taken from `https://...
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install packages system-wide

I tried to have some Emacs packages from MELPA installed system-wide, following suggestions from this question. I want to have these packages installed under /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/elpa, so ...
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package is installed but command not available under M-x

I installed darkroom via the package manager in my GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32). M-x package-list shows the package as installed and in fact are the files in the respective folder, the ...
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Automatically download external packages

How can I configure my init.el download packages that are not in (M)Elpa and install them automatically (if not already installed)? Something like doing it with wget or with git (as you do in vim) ...
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A workflow for managing compiled elisp packages with different versions of emacs

I am using different versions of emacs, on different computers. On some of those (work computers) I don't really have a choice to update, whereas for my personal computers, I like to run the latest ...
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How do I see which packages are loaded?

After quite some hacking I now longer get a warning from a package, did I have success? How do I list all loaded packages? (NOT INSTALLED, installation was not the problem, loading was, eg require).
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require vs. package-initialize?

Ok, this is a noob question but I've digging into this enough that I think it's reasonable to ask :) My question: In one's .emacs / init.el file, can one use require to load packages that were ...
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`org-bullets` - No longer needed

For a while, I've been getting the message Package menu: Operationfinished. 1 package no longer needed, type 'M-x package-autoremove' to remove them The package is org-bullets, very spread package ...
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How to discover all available Emacs packages?

How can I discover all available packages of Emacs? So far, I was under the impression that I could find almost anything through one of these means: The Emacs Manual (C-h r) M-x list-packages C-h p ...
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web-mode not installing?

The short version of my question is how do I install web-mode? Here's what I've tried so far: I'm trying to install web-mode, so I typed in M-x package-install, followed by web-mode. At this point ...
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clang-format malfunctioning(?) Or am I not fully understanding how clang-format works?

I installed the clang-format package from melpa. I then added the following lines to my init file: (require 'clang-format) I then created a test directory, cpp-proj with one file, main.cpp. main....
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Confusing ELPA types

When listing ELPA packages (Mac running Emacs 26.1), I see two status types that beg questions: dependency and incompat. A dependency package does get automagically loaded but it also may be removed ...
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Evil mode not working

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. Using list-packages I installed evil. Using customize-variable I added (evil-mode t) in my ~/.emacs.d/init.el file. But still when I restart emacs, there is no ...
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Show constructor arguments for c++

Is there a package that can tell me the arguments for c++ constructor? class T1 { public: T1(int x, int y); }; T1::T1(int x, int y) { std::cout << x+y << std::endl; } ...
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Package html2text is obsolete!

I am getting this message during startup of my Emacs, recently (since the update to Emacs 26?). I could not track down where is package is loaded and did not find anything related to this message in ...
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File at a glance feature - how to enable it?

Sublime text has this file at a glance feature, where you see the whole file in miniature. How can I enable this in emacs? How is this feature called?
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Not successful to enter mmm-jinja2 mode after installation using MELPA

So what I have tried is to first install the package by using MELPA: M-x package-install RET mmm-jinja2 I looked up where the package have been installed and found it to be at "~/.emacs.d/elpa/mmm-...
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Delete packages programmatically

I've tried this: (setq pkg-list '(rust-mode lsp-mode)) (dolist (pkg pkg-list) (when (package-installed-p pkg) (package-delete pkg))) But it doesn't work.
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Why ace-window doesn't show sometimes the window id?

I initialize the package ace-window with this code: (use-package ace-window :ensure t :config (global-set-key (kbd "M-p") 'ace-window) (custom-set-faces '(aw-leading-char-face ((t ...
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How to disable PLT Package

When I open a file with extension .plt, emacs behaves in a strange way. For example, I cannot type a space. I believe it has to do with something called the "PLT Package" because that name is ...
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When to call package-refresh-contents in init.el

I have found the following lisp code in an init.el file. I am wondering if this code logic is correct. I am learning Elisp and have reviewed the documentation and searched Stack Overflow. If this is ...
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Installing with package-install-file

I am trying to install the gauche-mode. Running the M-x package-install-file and giving the /path/to/gacuhe-mode/ directory gives the Read error: is a directory, /path/to/gacuhe-mode/. How can i ...
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Trying to use magit fails with `require: Symbol’s value as variable is void: git-commit-mode-map`

The first post-installation task in magit manual is to check the version: M-x magit-version RET This gives the error: require: Symbol’s value as variable is void: git-commit-mode-map Predictably, ...
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Spacemacs install package : error package lacks a version

I would like to use the org-books package in spacemacs. As suggested by spacemacs' documentation I edited my .spacemacs file as follows: dotspacemacs-additional-packages '((org-books :location (...
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use-package and package-initialize problem with emacs27

I'm having quite a bit of trouble getting use-package to automatically install packages in emacs27 I deleted a package using package-delete and restarted emacs. On emacs26, use-package would ...
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How to automatically install Auctex if certain package is unable to be activated on startup?

every time I git clone my configuration of Emacs into a new machine and start Emacs, there will be error message in Emacs: error: Unable to activate package 'company-auctex'. Required package 'auctex-...
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When to specify a package name in use-package's :ensure tag?

use-package lets you automatically install packages by using the :ensure tag. You can do that as follows (use-package <package> :ensure t) But for some packages that doesn't work, such as ...
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How to paste-then-copy?

I'm not sure whether anyone has ever implemented what I'm looking for, but maybe I'm just using the wrong terms to search for it. What I want to achieve is essentially a reverse copy and paste: I'm ...
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Are there any lisp projects like jazz band?

I was curious is there anything like https://jazzband.co/ but for emacs lisp where you can submit packages so that they can be submitted / maintained by a group rather than an individual ?
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How to list all the packages installed from source

Is there a way to list all the packages originally installed via package-install-file? Looking at the results of package-list-packages, it doesn't differentiate between different installation methods....
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Package init and refresh problems

Due to unknown reason(s), the package manager in my Emacs 25.3 cannot refresh properly anymore: whenever I try to do M-x list-packages it throws an error: error in process filter: package-read-...
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Debugging Wrong type argument error in custom Emacs package [duplicate]

Im trying to make my own package and spacemacs layer. I would like to get the minimal package working so currently it is just one line of code in a file named mypackage/mypackage.el with the content: ...
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Combine use-package and list-packages

Is it possible to automatically add use-package statement into .emacs file after installation through list-packages? I think it should be done through hooks, but maybe already exist solution from ...
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What is the “preferred” way to use Emacs' packages facility?

Emacs has list-packages and related functions to manage packages. That's great. However, packages installed via this command changes my .emacs and does a custom-set-variables. So is the preferred ...
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Error with org-fstree: Symbol's function definition is void: reduce

I want to use the package org-fstree (MELPA Link). But in a file when I press C-c C-c at #+BEGIN_FSTREE: ~/ I get the following error: Symbol's function definition is void: reduce I am not sure ...
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Package lacks a “Version” or “Package-Version” error, even if the “Version” info exists

After upgrading cask the error message changed. Wrong type argument: sequencep, pinyin-mode Original Question I want to use my elisp through cask. But it failed with error: Dependency pinyin-mode ...
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Remove unused modes

Is there a list with all the modes and packages that come with emacs? I actually want to remove some of the unused packages and modes in emacs.
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Info basics: where is package Info?

I just grabbed csv from elpa (melpa) and, of course, the install buffer had the blurb about csv. I take it that blurb is an Info file somewhere? Or is it just a section of the csv.el comments? In ...
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How can I improve startup time despite many packages?

TL;DR I have such a huge amount of packages that it's hurting my startup time. If you don't believe that could be the case, read on. My Emacs startup time is quite small. I don't use use-package, I ...
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How to delete auto-complete package?

I don't understand emacs packages very well so the following has me confused. I installed the package "auto-complete" using M-x package-install [ret] auto-complete [ret]. Now I want to remove it so I ...
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Upgrading packages automatically

I'm trying to write a command that upgrades all packages, no questions asked. It looks like: (defun *-package-upgrade () "Upgrade all packages" (interactive) (save-window-excursion (package-...