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2023-07-14
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Jason Bullers02:07:17

I wanted to give Spacemacs a try as a VSCode Calva user, just to see how things compare. I've heard good things, and like that the spacebar seems to guide you through commands instead of having to remember wild finger contortions (I don't think my brain can handle a third editor's key bindings). Anyway, I installed emacs, git cloned .emacs.d and started it all up for the first time. It asked me a couple questions: I chose evil and spacemacs default. It downloaded a bunch of packages and then:

Error (use-package): Cannot load evil-evilified-state
Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading '/home/me/.emacs.d/init.el':

Symbol's value as variable is void: evil-evilified-state-map
That's not even a file I wrote, so what's going on there?

practicalli-johnny06:07:32

A restart of Emacs is recommended after downloading a bunch of packages to ensure all packages are compiled correctly (and as a fallback check that all packages were successfully downloaded)

Jason Bullers20:07:29

Thanks, tried restarting, but no luck. I'll check out the troubleshooting steps when I've got a chance. Hopefully it's an easy fix