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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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Melpa obsolete packages

Using Emacs 26.3, suddenly any package I install from Melpa shows Available Obsolete from melpa -- Install. All used to be fine. What is causing this?
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Failed to download 'org', 'gnu' and 'melpa' archives

I am running Emacs 26.3 on Ubuntu 18.04. I am not able to download org, gnu or melpa archives. Failed to download ‘org’ archive. Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443 gnutls.el: (err=[-50] The request is ...
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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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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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Failed to update packages getting error “gnutls-error #<process elpa.gnu.org> -50” on Windows 10

When I run package-refresh-contents after running toggle-debug-on-error I get the following backtrace: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (gnutls-error #<process elpa.gnu.org> -50) signal(gnutls-...
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How to make MELPA run under Windows 7?

I am running GNU Emacs 26.3 under Windows 7. I want to install the Solarized theme by typing M-x package-install solarized-theme. When I do this, I see the message No match (see below). I tried to ...
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Melpa package update question

Last year I created a package for Melpa. I have updated it in my Gitlab repo, but I don't know how to make Melpa aware of that. Thanks in advance for any tips on that.
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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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Can not connect to a package archive?

I was trying to install beacon and got this error, package--check-signature-content: Failed to verify signature: "seq-2.20.tar.sig" Before installing, I ran package-refresh-content which gave an ...
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Getting error “Failed to download 'gnu' archive” on Emacs 26.3

I'm currently using Ubuntu 18.04, and trying out Emacs for the first time. However, whenever I run the command package-refresh-contents, I get the the follow error: Failed to download 'gnu' archive ...
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Melpa packages are not indexed before manually listing packages

I recently switched from sublime text 3 to emacs so I still don't quite understand everything. When I launch emacs and run package-install, I can not look up packages from Melpa to install, e.g., ...
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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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Does it exists any library and or functionality that provides an API for indenting major modes?

I am currently maintaining a fork of a major mode and I usually get by through reusing snippets other people have written that provides indention for similar languages. However, this does lead to a ...
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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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My init.el gets stuck on trying to install “spinner”, a sub-dependency of cider

I've installed emacs on a new machine (macos) brew cask install emacs. My init.el file gets stuck installing cider (clojure ide) because it requires "spinner". When I do: M-x package-refresh-contents, ...
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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 to use the same elpa directory to download packages for different Emacs starter kits

I am using different Emacs starter kits. The problem is that each starter kit, I use different directories (for example, for prelude I use´.emacsPrelude.d´, for SciMax I use ´.emacsSciMax.d´) . But ...
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Data structure for ELPA archive use of dotted pair [duplicate]

As a belated follow-up to this, can someone enlighten me why the data structure used in the ELPA archive-contents files is a dotted pair of a name (symbol) and a vector that contains a great many ...
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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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MELPA no longer works: error in process sentinel: End of file during parsing

MELPA no longer updates after no changes of mine. With a minimal .emacs of (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/") t) (add-to-list 'package-...
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Package `emacs-25' is unavailable, trouble installing things from repository

I understand this has been asked before... I've done some research and found that emacs25 is not worth the transition. However I can't install many packages because they depend on it. Is there a way ...
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Is it normal for a package to request [sudo] in order to install a package? (this case pdf-tools) concerned about password integrity

I installed pdf-tools through MELPA, and then labels it as installed on a restart but kept viewing pdfs through doc-view. So using M-x pdf-tools-install it requested the sudo password in order to ...
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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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Error on package-list-packages

I've started to get the following errors when running package-list-packages. Searching online hasn't come up with anything. If anyone can suggest a cause and/or a solution I'd be very grateful. ...
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gpg fails to find key to elpa archive

I'm getting this error while trying download a package from ELPA: Failed to verify signature archive-contents.sig: No public key for 474F05837FBDEF9B created at 2018-11-28T14:10:03-0800 using DSA ...
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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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How to use the same melpa directoy for different emacs distrubitions

I have several emacs distributions (scimax, spacemacs, vanilla emacs, etc.) which all uses their own melpa directory. I want them all to use the same elpa (or melpa or gnu) directory to save some ...
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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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use-package ensure not working: package downloaded but gives warning and skips config [duplicate]

I have the following code in my init.el file: (use-package org-plus-contrib :ensure t :config (progn (require 'ox-extra) (ox-extras-activate '(ignore-headlines)))) The :ensure t ...
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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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Where do folks go to search for elisp packages

I'm looking for a package that converts United States to us Netherlands to nl Where does one go to find Elisp packages? For Ruby there's rubygems.org, for example.
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Updating cider to 20180624 hangs while compiling

When upgrading cider, emacs hangs while compiling cider-repl-handle-shortcut: I am running emacs 25.3~1.gite0284ab-kk1+16 on Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS. The compile log buffer after C-g shows: Compiling ...
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M-x package-autoremove is blocked by system packages

Emacs doesn't want to autoremove packages from elpa because some of them are system packages. How can I launch autoremove ignoring system packages? Error enabling Flyspell mode: (stringp nil)106 ...
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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....