Questions tagged [package-repositories]

for questions about repositories of Emacs packages on well-known servers, such as ELPA, MELPA, and Marmalade. Emacs uses library package.el to install and download updates to packages you choose.

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ELPA archives directory contents: the data structure used?

I just stumbled across the archives directory of my .emacs.d/archives/ . Here's the beginning of .../archives/gnu/archive-contents (1 (ace-window . [(0 9 0) ((avy (0 2 0)))...
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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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Can't install elm-mode using MELPA

I'm trying to install elm-mode using MELPA. When I try to install it I get an error message: https://melpa.org/packages/dash-20150829.433.el: Not found I can install other things, bu not this.
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emacs-omnisharp unable to use unity project files

I'm using emacs-omnisharp to try to complete a project with Unity, but the omnisharp server doesn't seem to be able to open or use the project data. I know that the server works because I get ...
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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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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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Use system-installed package with spacemacs that depends on MELPA packages

How can I include a package that is available locally on my system that depends on the string library s with spacemacs? I have an company internal package that adds functionality to magit available ...
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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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Can't install Plantuml-mode — MELPA Package list Incomplete (Mac)

I'm trying to install plantuml-mode based on the instructions here: https://github.com/skuro/plantuml-mode I'm told to try the following: M-x package-install<RET> plantuml-mode<RET> ...
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Fresh install 24.5 on Windows 10 bash shell Linux 16.04 crashing on package manager

Fairly new to emacs, seemed super awesome for writing a lot of different styles. Got it working just find on my desktop using the new bash terminal - 14.04 - on my desktop. Did the exact same setup ...
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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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How to submit feedback to GNU ELPA?

I'm using cask and I usually reinstall all my packages every other day. Lately I have noticed a lot of Bad request responses from ELPA. I have to retry a few times before all the packages get fetched. ...
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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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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 install packages without root permission

I only can install packages as a root user (or with sudo) If I tying to install package, or just update the package contents, I get this error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "/80 Name or ...
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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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Dired+ missing from MELPA

I am trying to install dired+ from MELPA but it seems that it no longer is listed. I also checked here: https://melpa.org/ Is this normal?
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Easiest way to downgrade a package installed via MELPA

Sometimes, package updates from MELPA can break some part of emacs and when that happens I'd like to be able to revert back to using an older version of the package. Right now, I can do it in two ...
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Keep spacemacs from retrieving package archives at startup

I'm trying to figure out a way to speed up my spacemacs start time. The main offender at the moment is the refreshing of package archives at start. I was hoping that setting dotspacemacs-check-for-...
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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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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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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 install sage-shell-mode with Emacs 25.1?

I would like to install sage-shell-mode. Now I read the README, and it indicated that with MELPA added to my package archive list I should be able to install sage-shell-mode with (after pressing M+x, ...
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TLS connection to Melpa.org hanging on prelude

I've enabled some new packages in bbatsov's prelude and when I restart the emacs daemon, it hangs endlessly starting up showing this: Prelude is powering up... Be patient, Master g! Loading personal ...
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Is it possible to use both MELPA and MELPA-stable at the same time?

I use melpa-stable as an additional package repository, but one of the packages I like to use (icicles) isn't available on melpa-stable. Is there any way to configure package.el to normally use melpa-...
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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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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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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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How do I install `mmm-mode` (through MELPA)?

mmm-mode is available on Melpa. Yet both `M-x` `list-packages` `C-s` `mmm-mode` and `M-x` `package-install` `mmm-mode` suggest that it's not. How do I install mmm-mode (through MELPA)?
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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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How do I set use-package-always-pin?

Emacs noob here, I want to use melpa-stable whenever possible for my packages. use-package has an option for this, use-package-always-pin. By default package.el prefers melpa over melpa-stable due ...
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What are the practical differences between the various Emacs Package Repositories?

I notice that there are several different repositories that often contain the same software. Why would I want to prefer: GNU ELPA Marmalade MELPA over the others? Since any one repository does not ...
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How to install a specific version of package?

When I do M-x package-install RET magit it installs the latest version of magit which is 2.1.0. I want to install magit 1.4.2. I don't want to do it manually by downloading and loading package. ...
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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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elpa certificate could not be verified

When I run package-list-packages, I'm getting an error: The TLS connection to elpa.gnu.org:443 is insecure for the following reason: certificate could not be verified I found a few other ...
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How to generate and activate autoloads for local packages?

It is clear that not all local/custom/personal packages should be officially released, and it would be silly to do so just to benefit from built-in package management support. I'm wondering how to ...
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list-packages crashes Emacs 25.3 (Mac) when MELPA is added to .emacs

M-x list-packages crashes Emacs after I added: (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/")) after (package-initialize). (package-initialize) alone works ...
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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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How do I work out what the problem is with the emacs package system?

I am trying to set up emacs (on cygwin / Win10) to handle JSON. I started with joshwnj/json-mode and was stoked to discover that emacs will now install its own dependencies from online repos. Fab ...
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Emacs 27 MELPA connection failure on macOS

I have been trying to install packages ivy, counsel, and swiper on Emacs 27 prelude. Starting Emacs results in the following error: Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ‘/Users/...
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correct usage of package-upload-file for multi-file package?

At my work (Windows 7), we don't have access to elpa or melpa, but we have a network drive which contains emacs packages that have been manually downloaded and approved. Using code similar to the ...
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How to add org-babel-execute function for plantuml?

I installed "PlantUML Mode for Emacs" using Melpa successfully, and I am able to switch to Plantuml-mode. However, when I try to evaluate code with C-c C-c, inside of org-mode, I get the error: org-...
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Loading ~/.emacs: cannot open load file, php-mode

GNU Emacs 24.5.1, installed MELPA, installed php-mode. The directory ~/.emacs.d/elpa/php-mode-20180105.541/ exists. I added the following lines to .emacs: (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa") (...
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Cannot access gnu.org from macOS

I am using a MacBookPro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 using Chrome as a browser. I cannot access elpa.gnu.org or www.gnu.org. As a result my emacs installation does not work anymore.
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How can I set up an ELPA server?

A buddy and I are wanting to start writing emacs packages specific for use in our company. (Trust me, nothing we write will be of much interest to anyone outside -- it's integration with internal ...
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How to override spacemacs package to use new ELPA version instead of pinned version

I'd like to use csv-mode 1.7 from ELPA, but spacemacs (develop branch) wants to use the pinned version spacemacs/.cache/stable-elpa/25.1.1/spacelpa-0.300/csv-mode-1.6.el (even if I delete that file ...