ELPA makes the installation of Emacs packages very easy! The description below is for Emacs 23, and I use
Alt+ rather than the classic
In a buffer, paste the following:
(let ((buffer (url-retrieve-synchronously "http://tromey.com/elpa/package-install.el"))) (save-excursion (set-buffer buffer) (goto-char (point-min)) (re-search-forward "^$" nil 'move) (eval-region (point) (point-max)) (kill-buffer (current-buffer))))
and evaluate with
Ctrl+J. This automatically downloads ELPA and installs it.
Alt+X package-list-packages, this opens a buffer with a list of packages that can be installed. Here are the commands:
- n: go to next line,
- i: select package for installation,
- u: de-select package,
- r: refresh package list,
- x: actually install all the marked packages,
- h: help,
- q: close ELPA.
Ctrl+S ruby-mode and press Enter. Select package for installation with
i , and do the installation with