Atom Keeps Crashing


#1

Atom always crashes when I install packages. It’ll install the first package, but when I try to install another it crashes.

What do I do?


#2

Hi there,

Package installation is a bit disrupted today, due to the atom.io website and package repository being overwhelmed with requests. It may take a bit of time before it’s working smoothly again, but they’re working on it right now.

It’s the first time I hear of Atom crashing because of it, though.
Does the application actually close, or do you see any error messages?
Which OS are you on?


#3

It says the editor is not responding (something like that) and it shows a close or wait button.

It seems that if I leave atom while its installing an addon will crash, but if I search for an addon it won’t crash.

I’m on Windows 8.1.


#4

Are you behind a corporate firewall with SSL inspection enabled via a custom root CA? If so, you might be hitting a long-standing SSL related issue. I am in that situation and your problem sounds a lot like what I have to deal with.


#5

No, I’m at home.


#6

I’m experiencing this issue now on Windows 7. Is there any work around for this?


#7

This is not an issue with 1.2.0-beta2. Even without setting ‘strict-ssl = false’ in .apmrc Atom functions as expected.