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Re: document package.el

From: Geralt
Subject: Re: document package.el
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:57:56 +0200


On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Christoph <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have a couple of thoughts:
> I am wondering, is there a way to give package.el a list of packages to go
> download from ELPA and install? I would also want it to use this list to
> check for new versions of all packages in the list. Either on startup or on
> command (M-x package-upgrade). Also, on a new installation of Emacs I would
> just tell it "Go get the packages in the list" and it would recreate my
> package configuration on that machine. All I need in version control is the
> list as part of my init.el, instead of putting the entire elpa/ directory
> under version control and deploying it to the new machine.
recently I stumbled upon a package called el-get[1], it basically does
what you want, but is more general. It does not only support elpa, but
also different version control systems and websites to retrieve
packages from.




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