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Windows 10, Melpa, TSL
Windows 10, Melpa, TSL
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:39:39 -0400
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System and Relevant Portion of .emacs
GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (i686-pc-mingw32)
Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, Build 14393.51
(require 'package) ;;
'("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/"))
(when (< emacs-major-version 24)
;; For important compatibility libraries like cl-lib
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" .
Problem, Possibly Solved
I'm not a programmer (by any name). Just an ordinary person cursed with
a need to use software I can adapt to myself. I wish I was: "Word?
Evernote? That's how you write and take notes? Perfect! Got it. Thanks."
It would make my life so much more simple. I am able to make Emacs and
Org-mode work more like my brain wants to work than anything I have
tried since stumbling on the Internet in the computer lab during grad
school (history) in the early 90s, so I persist.
Yeah, I know, stop narrating (see history above).
Yesterday, I wanted to install csv-mode because I decided to move what
little spreadsheet work I do for record keeping into Emacs as well.
The Packages buffer loaded fine, but when I tried to install I got:
"could not create connection to melpa.milkbox.net"
After some Google work, it seems I should have been using melpa.org not
melpa.milkbox.net, so I changed that, and still had the same problem.
I rarely ever install packages since all I really do is take notes,
manage tasks and write, but just two weeks ago I played around with some
new themes out of boredom with the one I have been using for a year, and
everything worked fine.
Some more Google work led me to believe it was a TSL problem. I
followed the advice here:
which is basically:
Get GnuTSL, extract, copy DLLs to the bin directory of Emacs, restart
Emacs. It worked.
So, what's the problem? The problem is I don't know what I did, and I
don't like that. I don't know if I really fixed anything or if I created
potential future problems. The only change to my system for months has
been Windows updates, and everything worked fine just two weeks ago.
- Windows 10, Melpa, TSL,
Bo Grimes <=