Required Packages (Emacs Reboot #12)

I’m keeping this configuration synchronized between two machines. For most changes simply pushing the change to my Emacs Reboot GitHub repo and pulling it on the other machine is all I need. But when the customizations depend on a certain package being installed, the configuration breaks on the other machine until I manually install the package.

Today I add a customization which ensures all needed packages are installed at the time Emacs starts up:

This code is pretty straightforward: first, define the list of package archives to search, and make sure the package system is initialized. Then define a list of needed packages, and iterate over the list, installing the ones which are missing from this Emacs.

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