I had various issues with clojure-mode, swank, slime, etc. with emacs 23 until I switched to emacs 24.
Emacs 24 is much simpler to download now (don't have to compile from source) and is likely the quickest solution to all your clojure/emacs issues.
From: Menelaos Perdikeas <mperdik...@gmail.com>
I am following the instructions on:
on how to setup emacs with Clojure-mode.
error: Package `clojure-mode' is not available for installation
The relevant section of my .emacs file is:
(progn ;; Clojure mode and Paredit
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