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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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 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 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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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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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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The TLS connection was non-properly terminated

When running package-list-packages I get the following errors: Failed to download `gnu' archive. gnutls.c: [0] (Emacs) fatal error: The TLS connection was non-properly terminated. I am running Emacs ...
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What are the use cases of alternative package managers vis-à-vis `package.el`?

Background I use emacs daily, but mostly to get things done. I don't really like customising it more than adding packages and I don't like troubleshooting. I want emacs to fade into the background ...
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Install packages globallly

Is this something that can / should be done? For example, often I use emacs in my user account and sometimes root account. When using the package manager (i.e marmalade or something) do I have to ...
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Technical considerations for package maintainers to not use the Emacs package manager?

I am noticing some notable package maintainers are choosing to not use the Emacs package management system (ESS?) or complaining about its limitations (Helm). Quoting from Helm's README.md: ...
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How can I change the installation folder for Melpa packages?

I have just started using Melpa, and I installed the first package. The package though goes to the folder ~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/Pakcages/elpa/ but I would prefer if it went to my ....
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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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Emacs won't load theme installed from MELPA

I just installed the seti-theme from MELPA and no errors occurred. Than I ran M-x load-theme and after a few questions nothing would hapen and emacs would throw the following error: Warning (...
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Transitioning to MELPA

It's time. I've spent too long with too many pieces of elisp lying around in site-lisp, outdated until I manually grab a new copy. I am new to the ELPA/MELPA/package.el/el-get world, but have ...
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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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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 ...