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Re: Yum-like emacs package manager?


From: Tory S. Anderson
Subject: Re: Yum-like emacs package manager?
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:29:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Those helps are good to know. However, if the goal is to check for updates to 
packages you currently have installed, you are still going to be loading for a 
while. 

address@hidden writes:

> address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:
>
>> Recently I've read various articles complaining about the emacs
>> package manager (packages.el, `list-packages') given the explosion in
>> user contributions to places like MELPA. Sure enough, especially with
>> emacs traditional async incapabilities, loading the package list and
>> searching through it is very cumbersome.
>
> FWIW, if the complaint is that it's painful to load the package list
> from the network every time, `list-packages' doesn't actually force
> that. You can pass it the NO-FETCH arg and the list will be read from
> the cached local value, e.g. C-u M-x list-packages.
>
> The list can also be filtered by keywords if supplied by the package
> author (press f to try it), or by package name or description by using
> `occur' on the *Packages* buffer.
>
> --
> WGG



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