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;;; el-get-install.el --- installer for the lazy
;; Copyright (C) 2010 Dimitri Fontaine
;; Author: Dimitri Fontaine <>
;; URL:
;; Version: 0.9
;; Created: 2010-06-17
;; Keywords: emacs package elisp install elpa git git-svn bzr cvs apt-get fink http http-tar
;; Licence: WTFPL, grab your copy here:
;; This file is NOT part of GNU Emacs.
;; bootstrap your el-get installation, the goal is then to use el-get to
;; update el-get.
;; So the idea is that you copy/paste this code into your *scratch* buffer,
;; hit C-j, and you have a working el-get.
(if (require 'el-get nil t)
(message "el-get is already installed, try M-x el-get-update")
(let* ((el-get-root
(concat (file-name-as-directory user-emacs-directory) "el-get")))
(dummy (unless (file-directory-p el-get-root)
(make-directory el-get-root t)))
(package "el-get")
(buf (switch-to-buffer "*el-get bootstrap*"))
(pdir (file-name-as-directory (concat el-get-root package)))
(git (or (executable-find "git")
(error "Unable to find `git'")))
(url "git://")
(default-directory el-get-root)
(process-connection-type nil) ; pipe, no pty (--no-progress)
;; First clone el-get
(call-process git nil `(,buf t) t "--no-pager" "clone" "-v" url package)))
(unless (zerop status)
(error "Couldn't get el-get from the Git repository"))
(load (concat pdir package ".el"))
(el-get-post-install "el-get" 'noerror)
(with-current-buffer buf
(goto-char (point-max))
(insert "\nCongrats, el-get is installed and ready to serve!"))))
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