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'''el-get''' is a popular package manager for [[Emacs]] written by
 
'''el-get''' is a popular package manager for [[Emacs]] written by
[[Dimitri Fontaine]]. '''El-get''' support many different back ends. The
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[[Dimitri Fontaine]]. '''El-get''' supports many different back ends. The
 
differs with other package managers by not having a central repository
 
differs with other package managers by not having a central repository
 
for the archival of packages. Instead it uses recipe files which are
 
for the archival of packages. Instead it uses recipe files which are
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= Installation =
 
= Installation =
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Add the following into your ~/.emacs :
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<source lang="scheme">
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(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get/el-get")
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(unless (require 'el-get nil t)
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  (url-retrieve
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  "https://raw.github.com/dimitri/el-get/master/el-get-install.el"
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  (lambda (s)
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    (end-of-buffer)
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    (eval-print-last-sexp))))
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</source>
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and execute it : ''M-x eval-current-buffer''.
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This code will check if el-get is already installed, and if not will do so through git (so you need git : ''apt-get install git'').
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= Basic Setup =
 
= Basic Setup =
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
[[package.el]]
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[[package.el]] aka ELPA, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive.
  
 
[[Category:Package Manager]]
 
[[Category:Package Manager]]
 
[[Category:Third Party Package]]
 
[[Category:Third Party Package]]
 
[[Category:Popular Package]]
 
[[Category:Popular Package]]

Revision as of 12:41, 8 August 2012

el-get
Description Package Manager
Author name of author
Maintainer Dimitri Fontaine
Source https://github.com/dimitri/el-get
Part of Emacs no

el-get is a popular package manager for Emacs written by Dimitri Fontaine. El-get supports many different back ends. The differs with other package managers by not having a central repository for the archival of packages. Instead it uses recipe files which are simply contains pointers to the sources and installation methods.

Installation

Add the following into your ~/.emacs :

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get/el-get")
 
(unless (require 'el-get nil t)
  (url-retrieve
   "https://raw.github.com/dimitri/el-get/master/el-get-install.el"
   (lambda (s)
     (end-of-buffer)
     (eval-print-last-sexp))))

and execute it : M-x eval-current-buffer. This code will check if el-get is already installed, and if not will do so through git (so you need git : apt-get install git).


Basic Setup

Useful Functions

See also

package.el aka ELPA, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive.