[OS X Emacs] problem with updating packages

Win Treese treese at acm.org
Tue Nov 10 12:35:29 EST 2020

Hi, Johannes. Sorry to hear about the trouble.

For trying to figure this out, it would be helpful if you could do the following:

1. In the Aquamacs Help menu, click Diagnose and Report a Bug->Enter Debugger on Error
2. Try the package upgrade again

This will most likely pop up a buffer with a bunch of details about what went wrong. If you could copy and paste that to email back we can see if that has some clues.

After you copy the contents of that buffer, you can type q in it to close it, and then click the menu item again to turn off the extra reporting so it doesn’t get in your way other times.



> On Nov 10, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Johannes Brauer <brauer at nordakademie.de> wrote:
> Hi!
> Using list-packages and mark all available upgrades 
> 22 packages marked for upgrading.
> Upgrade these 22 packages (cider-0.25.0, clojure-mode-20200419.559, clojure-mode-extra-font-locking-20200320.823, company-20200616.2354, dash-20200524.1947, ediprolog-1.2, magit-20200713.2103, markdown-mode-20200715.1516, org-re-reveal-20200705.822, org-ref-1.1.1, rainbow-delimiters-20191018.1233, async-20200113.1745, flycheck-20200610.1809, git-commit-20200701.2112, helm-20200720.1510, helm-core-20200720.1510, htmlize-20191111.2130, ivy-20200624.1140, js2-mode-20200610.1339, org-20200720, transient-20200719.955, with-editor-20200617.1234)? (y or n) y
> Trying to upgrade these packages the following error message is shown:
> Package menu: Operation started [Upgrading 22]
> package-install-from-archive: Wrong type argument: stringp, nil
> In my Preferences.el I have th following configuration:
> (require 'package)
> (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/") t)
> (add-to-list 'package-archives '("org" . "https://orgmode.org/elpa/") t)
> (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/") t)
> (package-initialize)
> I am using Aquamacs 3.5  GNU Emacs (x86_64-apple-darwin16.7.0, NS, macOs 10.15.7
> I have no idea what I could do. Any help?
> Johannes
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