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Re: ELPA installation instructions fail

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: ELPA installation instructions fail
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 10:24:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Dan Jacobson <> writes:

Hi Dan,

> MA> The text you have quoted is the standard text GNU ELPA adds to every
> MA> package. However, package-install works only for not installed yet
> MA> packages. If you want to upgrade to a newer version, try
> MA>   M-x package-update RET tramp RET
> All the M-x package-u<TAB> get are package-upload-file.
> No package-update.
> (emacs-version)
> "GNU Emacs 28.2 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.35, cairo 
> version 1.16.0)
>  of 2022-12-20, modified by Debian"

Yes, command package-update is added to Emacs 29.1. So you must go the other 

M-x package-list-packages
Mark the "tramp" entry by typing "i"
Update it by typing "x"

Best regards, Michael.

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