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wrong-type-argument listp \357\273\277 when working with packages

I use Emacs 27.2 on Windows 10. Working with packages used to work, but now I am getting Failed to download ‘gnu’ archive., when calling for instance M-x package-refresh-contents. I tried M-x toggle-...
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list-packages says certificate has expired. What I need to do?

I have not used Emacs for about six months. Today I tried to use M-x list-packages and there is an error, although I remember that there was no such error before: I use Emacs 27.1 on 32-bit Windows 7,...
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Why I can't install projectile via use-package declaration?

I am watching a great YouTube series called Emacs From Scratch from System Crafters' YouTube channel. On episode #4, David Wilson talks about projectile. His screen shows: There is a pointer for the ...
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Cannot connect to MELPA

Right now, when I do M-x package-refresh-contents I get: Failed to download Melpa archive I tried toggling debug and doing the command again, and I get: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-...
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How to deal with this message : IMPORTANT: please install Org from GNU ELPA as Org ELPA will close before Org 9.6

This message occur when I open an org file. I've put this in my init file : (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/...
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Themes and other options not loading from MELPA

While following a tutorial on editing python using Emacs (https://realpython.com/emacs-the-best-python-editor/) I've been unable to install better-defaults, line numbers and any themes or return to ...
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Failed to download ‘melpa-stable’ archive. GnuTLS : Contacting host: 443

I am trying to install packages/modes from melpa on my emacs27.1, but I am unable to do so. If I run M-x package-refresh-contents , I get the following error : Importing package-keyring.gpg...done ...
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elpa package autoloads

I am having issues with autoloading of elpa packages under different versions of emacs (under macOS if that matters). My ~/.emacs.d is a link to somewhere else. Take as an example amx The loading ...
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Elpa + Melpa Certificate information issue at startup

I hadn't used Emacs for a few weeks and when I started it up I discovered issues with certificate information for elpa, melpa and orgmode. When I launch Emacs I get the following message: The TLS ...
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problem connecting to melpa packages

I'm new to emacs, and I'm having problems when trying to set up my init.el file to connect to the melpa packages site. I'm using MacOS Big Sur version 11.6, and Emacs version 26.2 (9.0) since there ...
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Spacemacs 0.300: installing only with zip and tar.gz archives offline?

OS: Windows 10 Emacs: 27.2 Spacemacs: 0.300 For some reasons, I cannot retrieve spacemacs through git (a complex combination of corporate proxy and other issues). But I can download archives. Being on ...
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Melpa List of Packages is not complete despite refreshing

I am trying to set up Emacs from scratch for Common Lisp, as I want to learn both Emacs and Common Lisp in my spare time. I am having an issue with Emacs, and have been wrestling with it for a few ...
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Error retrieving: https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/archive-contents

This is with the latest Emacs Version 27.2 (9.0) for Mac OS X: error in process sentinel: Error retrieving: https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/archive-contents (error connection-failed "connect" :...
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"Failed to download ‘melpa’ archive" when I run package-refresh-contents

Have started seeing this error after I installed a new version of Emacs. My package code in init file is (require 'package) (setq package-archives '(("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/...
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Symbol’s value as variable is void: while-no-input-ignore-events

Every time I press M-x, the message Symbol’s value as variable is void: while-no-input-ignore-events appears Here is the output using $ emacs --debug-init Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error &...
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How can I handle unfound ELPA packages?

Sometimes I encounter packages claiming to be on ELPA, yet neither package-install nor [1] or [2] list them. How do I know if the problem is on my or the contributor's side? Simply manually installing ...
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Do MELPA packages get updated automatically?

The website says they do: Automatic updates - new commits result in new packages But I ask because if I go M-x list-packages and hit U there are many upgrades available for packages under the "...
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Make emacs aware of kerberos authentication

I have trouble installing my environment at work. The only accepted method of authentication for accessing the internet is via kerberos. My credentials are provided, the server (proxy) with its port ...
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Spacemacs, using a package not found in melpa

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 ...
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Why not store all .el/.elc Elpa files inside the same directory to speed up Emacs startup?

Would it not be possible to modify Emacs package system to store all Emacs Lisp files installed from Elpa-compliant packages inside the same directory? That would dramatically reduce the number of ...
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Are all .el files inside ELPA compliant packages sharing the same namespace?

Assuming that a ELPA directory contains only one version of each Elpa-compliant packages, are the names of all Emacs Lisp files sharing the same namespace? AFAIK Emacs Lisp does not support the ...
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Why does setting use-package-always-ensure cause Emacs to contact package repositories at startup?

I have the following in my init.el: (setq use-package-always-ensure t) because I want packages referenced by use-package to be downloaded automatically if I don't have them. When I enable this ...
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Search ELPA/MELPA Package repositories

I know searching for packages in the ELPA/MELPA repositories might be available within emacs itself, but I'm just wondering, can I do the search on the Internet as well? Just like I know I can search ...
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Why this "keybinding conflicts" message keeps appearing? How can I fix it?

After pressing M-x sly, I keep receiving this message: [sly] SLIME detected in 'lisp-mode-hook', causes keybinding conflicts. Remove it for this Emacs session? The odd thing is that SLIME is not ...
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Packages are broken

Almost any time I try to use packages, they fail for one reason or another. I did manage to install a package some time last year (2020) but not since. The marmalade-repo.org has had a bad certificate ...
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HTTP Error 400 returned when accessing MELPA package archive

I'm working on a VM running Centos 7 which ships with emacs 24.3. I wanted to install, use some newer packages requiring > 25.1 so I downloaded the source for emacs 25.2 and built it. When I try to ...
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Cannot load some modes via elpa

Some of my major modes, installed via ELPA, error during load as, for instance for markdown-mode, Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-missing "Cannot open load file" "No such file or ...
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Trying to install scad-mode from package repository

This melpa.org page suggests that the scad-mode package is installable from a package repository. But I tried adding http://marmalade-repo.org/ to my package archives, but scad-mode still doesn't show ...
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Connect to Melpa on Port 80 in Setup Script

I'm trying to setup emacs in a docker image that I am creating. I would like to create the image with a particular melpa package installed. This is my Dockerfile: FROM ubuntu RUN apt-get update RUN ...
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show which package repo was used to obtain a package

I'm trying to submit a bug report to emacs-evil, and they ask me from which repo evil was installed. I'm just using the version that came bundled with doom-emacs. How can I know which source was used ...
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How do I solve `Lisp error: (void-function -compose)` when using lsp-dart?

When I load a Dart file with GNU Emacs 27.1-1 for OS X I get the following little error novel. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-function -compose) (-compose #'lsp--client-path->uri-fn #'lsp--...
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Incompatible Packages w/ 26.3 and MELPA

I know I must be missing something simple, but I've recently upgraded my Linux OS to Mate 20.04. As a result, my version of emacs is Emacs 26.3. I'm now running into incompatibility issues with MELPA ...
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Disable package refreshing when starting emacs

I have bad internet connection. Starting spacemacs takes a long time because of the "refreshing package archive melpa or gnu or others...". or "installing package: ...". When i ...
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Error when first launching Spacemacs in macOS 11.0.1

I am trying to learn Emacs. I successfully installed it and went through the built-in tutorial. I thought that installing Spacemacs would be nice so I gave it a try. I followed a tutorial and now I am ...
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Racket Mode not working, although all requirements has been provided

I wanna do some Scheme. For this, I choose Racket language. And I'm Emacs user about 1-2 months. So I think I did all requirements for writing Racket in Emacs. But still, I can't get racket-mode ...
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How do I fix "incomprehensible buffer" error when running list-packages?

When running list-packages in emacs on an up-to-date Debian Buster (10.6) I get the following error: error in process sentinel: Error retrieving: https://stable.melpa.org/packages/archive-contents &...
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Melpa upgrade ignores url-proxy-service

I use Emacs in a corporate environment behind a proxy. I have customized url-proxy-services: '(url-proxy-services (quote (("http" . "proxy:3128") ("https" . &...
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Right way of accessing MELPA repository

I am working on Debian 10 with Emacs installed from official Debian repositories (ver 1:26.1+1-3.2) and using the following code I cannot connect to synchronize packages available on MELPA: Here's my ...
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Testing a package before submitting to Melpa

I'm going through the instructions at https://github.com/melpa/melpa/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.org to submit a package to Melpa. I would like to test to see if my recipe installs the package properly ...
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Error retrieving: https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/archive-contents (error http 400)

I am on this version of GNU Emacs on a Windows 10 computer: GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 1, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2019-08-29 For the past many weeks, Emacs report this error accessing GNU Elpa when I run &...
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Cannot run melpa package refresh due to gpg errors

Root task: trying to install R mode for emacs (ESS following - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1422987/emacs-mode-for-r) OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Problem: When I run M-x package-refresh-contents RET I get ...
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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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Cannot access ELPA from Emacs behind a corporate proxy (Mac)

I'm having trouble accessing ELPA on my Mac from behind a corporate proxy. Emacs 27.1. I have http_proxy and https_proxy configured appropriately (I've also tried setting url-proxy-services). From ...
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trouble installing some packages from MELPA... premature EOF parsing tar file

I am running into trouble installing smart-mode-line and ox-hugo. I use M-x list-packages, select package I want with I, and then execute with X. The error in Messages buffer looks like: Contacting ...
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Debugging ELPA and Emacs connection issues behind a corporate proxy

I'm having trouble getting to ELPA behind our corporate proxy. I see proxy traffic attempting to CONNECT to the ELPA domain which then fails. How can I turn on debugging to see the exact URL that ...
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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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fresh install on raspberry pi can't download "gnu" archive

Raspberry Pi, Model 4, everything up to date with Raspberry Pi OS. I execute the following commands: sudo apt install emacs (verson 26.1) mkdir .emacs.d emacs then M-x package-refresh-contents ...
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how do I install emacs packages from the command line?

I'm attempting to automate deployment of my different machines by scripting installation of emacs and emacs packages. While I realize that I can set up my .emacs file to automatically install packages ...
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Why isn't Melpa showing some packages?

I want to install the following package in spacemacs: https://github.com/clojure-emacs/clj-refactor.el, but when I do this: M-x package-install clj-refactor, I don't see a clj-refactor option in Melpa ...
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Is ELPA broken?

Emacs 26.1 as packaged in Debian buster. After doing M-x package-list-packages I can select any package from the MELPA repo https://melpa.org/packages/ and then install it. But when I try to get any ...
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