[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: package-autoremove ? Looking like a bug...

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: package-autoremove ? Looking like a bug...
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:02:59 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Pankaj Jangid <> writes:

> David Masterson <> writes:
>> The package-autoremove is giving a list of packages to be removed, but
>> many of the packages seem to be dependents of other packages, so I
>> don't want to remove them.  How does package-autoremove decide on
>> which packages can be removed?  Can I force it to keep some of the
>> packages?
> I have faced a similar issue when I was re-writing my init.el to
> modularize using use-package. It split the big file into tiny little
> files.
> In my case, the problem was that the packages where installed as a
> dependency and actual call (use-package package-name :ensure t) for
> those packages were not encountered by the interpreter.
> I debugged it using a very inefficient method. Commented out the
> (require ...)  statements from the init.el and uncommented one-by-one to
> find the problem.

Sounds like you're onto something.  I recently started using use-package
and the problem began after that.  What you're suggesting is that you
have to install packages with the package manager and then use
use-package to load them.

Anyone else seen this?

David Masterson

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]