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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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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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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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AUCTeX is obsolete on GNU ELPA?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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accidentally deleted Ivy. Now what?

I went to M-x list-packages and accidentally deleted Ivy. How do I get it back in M-x list packages now?
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melpa won't load on emacs windows

I am using emacs on windows 7. Emacs is located on a usb on a university computer with no admin access but correctly loads the .emacs file. In my .emacs file I have (custom-set-variables '(package-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cannot load markdown-mode

Problem I've recently switched to NixOS and I'm having a couple of problems with my init.el. One I think is NixOS related and so I won't elaborate here, but I can't think of any NixOS component to ...
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How to get path to library installed through elpa

I have Emacs installed on multiple machines, and every time I install yasnippet through elpa. As it's version changes, it is being installed into different directories. For example: #first machine ~/....
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Pinning version of a "core" package

How can I pin a version of "smartparens". I thought If I add this to dotspacemacs-additional-packages: (smartparens :location (recipe :fetcher github :repo "Fuco1/smartparens" ...
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Adding package from non-standard ELPA Repository to Layer

So I have a package I would like to add from an ELPA repository different than MELPA. The repository is called "billpiel" and the link is http://billpiel.com/emacs-packages/. I would like to add the ...
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Uploading a package to melpa

I like sqlplus package on emacs. It works perfect when I use oracle dbms, however, my company uses Tibero, which is not available on melpa repository. I would like to write a melpa package for this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emacs init with spacemacs fails all the time - Error connection time out for melpa repository

I installed GNU Emacs 25.2.1 64bit and downloaded spacemacs the way it is described in their git repo. Now when starting up through runemacs.exe the following output occurs: Warning (spacemacs): ...
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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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MELPA's public key

I'd like to install Magit. According to the Installation chapter of the Magit user manual Magit is available from Melpa and Melpa-Stable. If you haven’t used Emacs’ package manager before, then it is ...
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Emacs does not use swapped alt&win after xmodmap runs? (GUI emacs)

I have a mac-book-air. I swapped my Alt & Win with xmodmap as per linux post like so: keycode 64 = Alt_L keycode 133 = Super_L remove Mod1 = Alt_L remove Mod4 = Super_L add Mod1 = Super_L add ...