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*MELPA* or *Milkypostman's ELPA* or *Milkypostman's Experimental Lisp Package Repository* if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
> a repository for development versions of Emacs packages (hot from the repo).
## Installing
To add the repository put this before the call to `package-initialize`
in your `init.el` file.
(add-to-list 'package-archives
'("melpa" . "") t)
Please read about [known issues](#known-issues) below before
attempting to install multiple packages at once.
## Known Issues
Due to the way the HTTP routing works on my provider, the HTTP/1.1
connection will time out for long package installs -- where the
package is large and takes a while to compile -- like *magit* or *evil*.
(setq url-http-attempt-keepalives nil)
This makes things a tad more slow but means that the install completes
correctly. Otherwise the connection times out and the install goes haywire.
## Updating Packages
`package.el` now includes a mechanism to upgrade packages. After running `package-list-packages`, type *u* (mark Upgradable packages) and then *x* (eXecute the installs and deletions). When it's done installing all the packages it will ask if you want to delete the obsolete packages and so you can hit *y* (Yes).
If you run into a problem installing or upgrading, you may need to go into your `~/.emacs.d/elpa/` directory and delete packages that are installed multiple times. This can happen when the install times out (see [Known Issues](#known-issues)).
## Development
Contributions are welcome. Currently, the builder only supports
packages using git, subversion, mercurial, and darcs. This covers
most of the packages that I am interested in.
## Current List of Packages being Generated Nightly
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