Questions tagged [use-package]

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Getting started `use-package` question

I was reading the use-package documentation, which says, "Here is the simplest use-package declaration:" ;; This is only needed once, near the top of the file (eval-when-compile ;; Following line ...
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Does `use-package` reduce startup time? If so, how?

My understanding of Emacs's package management is that Emacs automatically loads all installed packages. use-package itself is a package, which only becomes usable after (package-initialize), at ...
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Unable to install Eclim for Eclipse in emacs

$ sudo apt install eclipse eclipse-jdt Then, tried to install eclim using use-package in Emacs: (use-package eclim :ensure t :config (require 'eclim) (setq eclimd-autostart t) (defun ...
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Problem with use-package and matlab-mode - cannot load

I am trying to use the matlab-mode package with use-package. in my init.el: (use-package matlab-mode :ensure t :config (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.m\\'" . matlab-mode)) (setq ...
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use-package: autoload function outside the main package file

I am trying to install simplenote2 to read my org files on my phone. The official setup method is: (require 'simplenote2) (setq simplenote2-email "email@example.com") (setq simplenote2-password "...
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change use-package indentation

I'd like to change use-package's indentation style to look more distinguishable, (more or less) similar like the following indentation style: (use-package foo :commands (gah) :init (setq f 1) ...
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use-package deferred loading for extensions not in :mode

When moving to use-package, I'd to replace (require 'markdown-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.md\\'" . markdown-mode)) with (use-package markdown-mode :mode "\\.md\\'" :config ... ) ...
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fetching elisp library from url

I am using use-package in my .emacs and it is great. However occasionally I want to use a 3-rd party code which is not in [M]ELPA. Of course, I can download it but then I will need to maintain a copy ...
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`use-package` and `define-key`

I'm using multiple-cursors, setting it up with use-package. By default, when multiple-cursors mode is enabled, <return> is bound to multiple-cursors-mode. I'm trying to override that adding this ...
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Prevent el-get updates

use-package package does not deal with packages on EmacsWiki. Therefore in my init file I added el-get too: (use-package el-get :config (el-get-emacswiki-build-local-recipes)) (el-get-bundle dired+...
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Using el-patch on a helper library of package

I am using the dashboard package which allows you to either use your own .png image on your splash page or makes you pick from a set of ascii logos. For some reason, it doesn't allow you to choose ...
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Avoid installing package to “.emacs.d/elpa/” directory

I install yasnippet from the repository using the package manager and I add the corresponding directory to the load path before (use-package yasnippet): ;; Add all subdirs in site-lisp to the ...
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Is there a clean way to splice some args to an existing Lisp macro?

I have the following non-working elisp code: (use-package eglot ;; For debug/testing, load local copy of eglot if it exists ,@(if (file-directory-p (concat user-emacs-directory "/...
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configure packages without`provide` with `use-package`

How to configure packages, which have no (provide <PACKAGENAME>) call in their source code? Immediate problem: configure isearch with use-package. (Editing isearch.el is not an option because ...
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Slow package installation and multiple warnings

I have noticed that my emacs startup the first time while fetching all my packages using use-package and byte compiling everything is quite slow even though the number of packages is only 18. My ...
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Integrating org-download with org-journal; images do not download

I have org-journal entries which I'd like to link to images that are also stored alongside them in the filesystem. Ideally this would happen automatically when an image is dragged-and-dropped on the ...
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How to temporaraly turn on a minor eldoc mode

I am trying to use go-eldoc, but its performance is too poor to always have on. This is what I currently have: (use-package go-eldoc :defer 2 :hook (go-mode . go-eldoc-setup)) (use-package go-...
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Proper way to use use-package and hooks on Auctex package

I'm learning how to use use-package, and I've some troubles to make it work with the Auctex packages (all the other packages are fine). I made my own function configure-viewer that basically adds a ...
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use-package org-mode :hook is being ignored

I'm currently running this version of Emacs: GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.7) of 2019-04-11, modified by Debian I'm attempting to use use-package to configure the ...
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use-package can't load package at startup

When I start Emacs I get the error message Error (use-package): Cannot load counsel But when I open init.el in a buffer and run eval-buffer everything works fine. What I'm doing wrong? My Emacs ...
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Org mode needs to be reloaded before I can use my settings

I configured my org-mode through use-package :init and it works fine, except in one case. If I restart emacs and reopen a buffered .org file, my settings won't be applied until I do org-mode-restart, ...
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org-mode function definition is void

I install org-mode using use-package via the orgmode.org elpa archive. In the past month I've received Symbol’s function definition is void messages such as: org-capture-select-template: Symbol’s ...
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.emacs complains about undefined functions/variables event after byte-compile

I use use-package and pulled in the treemacs package with the default settings. Then I byte-compiled my .emacsfile. But I still get a warning saying: the following functions might not be defined at ...
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Why :bind-keymap from use-package doesn't work for origami-mode-map?

Following the use in projectile example, which works fine for me. Why the following variation doesn't? (use-package origami :bind-keymap ("C-c o" . origami-mode-map) :config (global-origami-...
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AUCTeX no longer using pdf-tools after using :bind and :map from use-package to define keybindings for PDFView mode

I'd like to define a Hydra for PDFView mode and bind a key for it in pdf-view-mode-map. However, it seems that if I try to bind any keys for pdf-view-mode-map using :bind and :map of use-package, ...
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use-package do not bind in latex-mode-map

this is a part of my init file (use-package tex-site :ensure auctex :mode ("\\.tex\\'" . latex-mode) :bind (:map LaTeX-mode-map ("<f5> <f5>" . TeX-command-save-buffer-and-...
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use-package won't load

I use the same configuration of emacs on multiple machines, and I want to use use-package to keep the packages the same on all machines. I have an init file in each machine's home directory that ...
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use-package arguments without use-package

The guide I'm following for lsp-emacs wants me to set these options: ;; Enable scala-mode and sbt-mode (use-package scala-mode :mode "\\.s\\(cala\\|bt\\)$") (use-package sbt-mode :commands sbt-...
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Proper use of use-package

I am using the following init file to download and load packages from melpa-stable in fresh Emacs installations: (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa-stable" . "https://stable....
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How to convert a package to a layer in spacemacs

I am new to the world of Emacs, and like most ex-vimmers, I am starting with Spacemacs. I have been trying to find time to do some leetcode and would like to use the package leetcode-emacs. I have ...
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Melpa packages aren't being added

I have this in my init.el (require 'package) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) ;;; Remove SC if you are not using sunrise commander and org if you like outdated packages (setq package-archives '((...
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Cannot run cquery

I have been using rtags as my primary C++ mode, but I found that it's performance is not satisfying for large code bases e.g. Linux kernel. It takes more than 5 seconds to find definitions. This it ...
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binding a minor mode's function to already defined key in global-map

(use-package anaconda-mode :defer t :config (progn (unbind-key "M-." anaconda-mode-map) (unbind-key "C-_" global-map)) :bind ((:map anaconda-mode-map ("C-_" . anaconda-...
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Spacemacs error when loading `.spacemacs` which uses package `flycheck`

I added the following at the end of my ~/.spacemacs file: (use-package flycheck :defer t :init (global-flycheck-mode)) When I do this, I get Spacemacs encountered an error while loading your '/...
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Unbind CUA <C-return> key only in dired mode

Goal: unbind <C-return> key ONLY in dired mode in order to rebind it to dired-w32explore. My configuration is using use-package with something like this: (use-package dired :init (unbind-...
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initialization of bibtex package

When i ran the following code in just started emacs (with-temp-buffer (insert "@article{aaaa, author = {AAA}, title = {BBBB} }") (bibtex-mode) (bibtex-autokey-get-field "title")...
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`use-package` errors with “failed to define function” message when loading a local copy of a package

I'm trying to modify the package ediprolog, which was installed and working before, with use-package, from ELPA. I copied the file from the elpa folder to a folder called ediprolog.el and used: (use-...
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How can I remove the logo image in the dashboard package?

I'd like to remove the image of the Emacs cow from the startup screen, but I want to keep my recent files, bookmarks, and agenda. Currently, I'm using the dashboard package with use-package. My ...
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use-package: How to defer loading a command when depending on other deferred packages?

I would like to autoload the command f-join from f.el using use-package. Note that the package f.el depends on the packages dash.el and s.el. Here is a minimal example: (setq debug-on-error t) (let ((...
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How to properly define hydras inside use-package?

For example, I use undo-tree and have the following in my config file: (use-package undo-tree :ensure t :diminish (undo-tree-mode . "") :config (global-undo-tree-mode 1)) Now I want to use ...
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Properly install ESS using use-package

I installed ESS using the following chuck of code: (use-package ess :init (require 'ess-site) :mode (("\\.[rR]\\'" . R-mode) ("\\.Rnw\\'" . Rnw-mode)) ) Everything works fine, however ...
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use-package :bind not working as expected

I frequently work with R and ess, and want to bind a shortcut to a function that clears the R console: (use-package ess-site :ensure ess :bind (:map inferior-ess-mode-map ("C-c c" . ...
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Reordering declarations with use-package: Why does this work?

I'm reorganising my init.el a bit and I've realised that it contains the following set of use-package declarations: (simplified slightly) (use-package hasky-extensions :config (general-define-key ...
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Error (use-package): Cannot load magit

I am not sure if that is a problem on my site or more people are experiencing this. I thought at first that I broke something in my config file, but after loading by backup .emacs.d, the error is the ...
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Does `provide` conflict with `use-package`?

I just install use-package yesterday and still learning it. I notice use-package is not working in my environment: Here is my init file: (require 'package) (dolist (url '(("melpa" . "https://melpa....
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How to set mode hook with lambda using use-package

I'm attempting to set the following hook using use-package, but it's not getting applied. Normal elisp: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda () (org-bullets-mode 1))) Using use-package: (use-package ...
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use-package won't load helm for projectile

I'm trying to use use-package to load projectile. Projectile uses helm for completion, which I'm also loading with use-package. Since projectile and helm have :bind sections I believe they're both ...
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package-install - not match

Window 10 (64 bit), Emacs 26.1 When in *scratch* buffer I run: M-x package-install multiple-cursors I get error No match But when I go to package manager I success found and install 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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Load package in dir-locals

Sorry, I'm new to emacs and I'm sure this is a very basic question. For my personal projects I prefer spaces for indentation, whereas work requires smart-tabs (tabs for indentation, spaces for ...