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Re: Problems installing downloaded ELPA tar file(s) of magit on Win7 Ent


From: Steinar Bang
Subject: Re: Problems installing downloaded ELPA tar file(s) of magit on Win7 Enterprise
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:59:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

>>>>> Steinar Bang <address@hidden>:

> I have to download the .tar files from ELPA archives separately and
> install them locally.

> However, when I try
>  M-x package-install-file
> I get the error message:
>  package-read-from-string: Can't read whole string

It was my own mistake: I didn't pay attention when installing GnuWin32
tar, so it ended up in a different place than the other GnuWin32
executables, and weren't copied into the emacs-24.3\bin directory with
the rest.

Once I had copied the GnuWin32 tar.exe file to the emacs-24.3\bin
directory, elpa packages installed without problems.



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