As a long-time R user, I’ve been intending to play with Julia for some time. Seeing the 1.0 release, I installed it on my Arch Linux machine but seem to be having an odd error, which Google isn’t helping me resolve.
My install is, as far as I can tell, clean. I have no .julia or related files, and no environment variables set relating to Julia that I can tell.
julia in a terminal and get the standard REPL prompt. I hit ‘]’ to enter the package manager, and type “add Gadfly” (or any other package name). I immediately get:
ERROR: no active project
and no other output.
Every guide and tutorial I can see leads me to believe that this should just work. I’ve found a couple of threads here that seem to have related problems, but they all seem to revolve around people who have edited environment variables or paths. I have tried typing
activate, which gives no error or output, but that doesn’t change the situation.
I’m just a bit confused as to why this is happening on a clean install! I’d obviously appreciate solving it, but also any hints as to how either I or the Arch package maintainer might have caused this by mistake.