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

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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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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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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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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 fine on my desktop using the new bash terminal - 14.04 - on my desktop. Did the exact same setup ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why am I getting an error while downloading Melpa packages in Emacs on Win7 OS

I am using Emacs on a Win7 machine. I have added the Melpa repo. in init.el. When I do M-x list-packages, I do get a buffer listing the packages from Melpa. But, when i try to download them, I get 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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TLS connection to marmalade-repo.org:443 is insecure after updating to Emacs 25

When I run M-x list-packages I get the following error with Marmalade after updating to Emacs 25. Certificate information Issued by: COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA Issued to: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Do I still need GNU ELPA if I have MELPA?

This has always confused me, since people are saying that MELPA does have newer versions of packages, but it's not really clear, if GNU ELPA is just a subset of MELPA, or if I do need both? The ...
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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 packages auto updating makes then incompat

I did some work on my machine that should not have affected my current HD (installed an OS on a secondary disk; ran update-grub). When I booted to my primary working HD I find that nearly all my ...
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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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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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Many `elpa/flycheck-pychecker` processes running on the background

I have hundreds of python /home/alper/.emacs.d/elpa/flycheck-pycheckers-20200828 processes running on the background and they remain on the background. What may be the reason for this and how can I ...
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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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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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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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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 to proceed on package.el signature check failure

I just tried to install ascii-art-to-unicode from the gnu repository (http://elpa.gnu.org/) via list-packages. I get the following error: package--check-signature: Failed to verify signature ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...