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Re: Issues installing packages from melpa

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Issues installing packages from melpa
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 07:53:56 +0000

Akber Khan <> writes:

> Hi all, 
> Here's my output from C-h v file-name-handler-alist: 
> file-name-handler-alist is a variable defined in  C source code .
> Its value is
> (("\\`\\(.+\\.\\(?:7z\\|CAB\\|LZH\\|MSU\\|ZIP\\|a\\(?:pk\\|r\\)\\|c\\(?:ab\\|pio\\)\\|de\\(?:b\\|pot\\)\\|exe\\|iso\\|jar\\|lzh\\|m\\(?:su\\|tree\\)\\|od[bfgpst]\\|pax\\|r\\(?:ar\\|pm\\)\\|shar\\|t\\(?:ar\\|bz\\|gz\\|lz\\|xz\\|zst\\)\\|warc\\|x\\(?:ar\\|p[is]\\)\\|zip\\)\\(?:\\.\\(?:Z\\|bz2\\|gz\\|l\\(?:rz\\|z\\(?:ma\\|[4o]\\)?\\)\\|uu\\|xz\\|zst\\)\\)*\\)\\(/.*\\)\\'"
> . tramp-archive-autoload-file-name-handler)
>  ("\\.gpg\\(~\\|\\.~[0-9]+~\\)?\\'" . epa-file-handler)
> ("\\(?:\\.tzst\\|\\.zst\\|\\.dz\\|\\.txz\\|\\.xz\\|\\.lzma\\|\\.lz\\|\\.g?z\\|\\.\\(?:tgz\\|svgz\\|sifz\\)\\|\\.tbz2?\\|\\.bz2\\|\\.Z\\)\\(?:~\\|\\.~[-[:alnum:]:#@^._]+\\(?:~[[:digit:]]+\\)?~\\)?\\'"
> . jka-compr-handler)
>  ("\\`/[^/|:]+:" . tramp-autoload-file-name-handler)
>  ("\\`/:" . file-name-non-special))

As long as this list isn't nil, Emacs should be able to handle
compressed content. Are you sure that this variable is not modified
during startup?  Some people like to set this to nil, so as to
accelerate how long Emacs needs to "boot".

> I omitted the documentation portion of the output. Thank you Janelle,
> Philip, and Tassilo for helping with this!

        Philip Kaludercic

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