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Package Details: nix 1.11.6-1

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Package Base: nix
Description: A purely functional package manager
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Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: vlad
Last Packager: vlad
Votes: 41
Popularity: 0.781325
First Submitted: 2008-04-12 18:35
Last Updated: 2017-01-22 23:45

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k2s commented on 2016-04-08 22:20

/etc/profile.d/ in upstream doesn't play nice with multiuser setup (

NixOS uses different file to make that kind of setup work.

Some information sources:

I changed PKGBUILD which patches upstream source code with the currently not merged

vlad commented on 2015-09-06 16:56

Updated, thanks.

oozyslug commented on 2015-09-06 11:39

hi marsam, I am no longer using nix package manager, so i will be disowning the package. You could adopt it if you are interested. Thank you for the heads up.

marsam commented on 2015-09-05 17:57

Hi, I've updated the pkgbuild for nix 1.10 thanks in advance.

vimes656 commented on 2015-04-12 08:55

For example, I'd like to use the system binary for `ghc` (currently version 7.10.1) but I also would like to use other versions of `ghc` installed with nix. If the nix path takes preference the name `ghc` is bound to any `ghc` installed with nix, regardless of its version. OTOH, if the system path takes preference, if I want to use the version from nix I just have to append the version, i.e. `ghc-7.6.3` (from nix) vs `ghc` (7.10.1 from arch).

I ended up using `systemd-nspawn` containers for this concrete case, so now I don't mind nix path taking preference that much.

(sorry for my late reply, I forgot to tick "watch notifications")

koral commented on 2015-03-30 17:12

I don't have any strong opinion on what makes more sense, but so far I've had no issue with the updated $PATH that gives preference to nix binaries. Do you have a case in point where this behavior hurts ?

vimes656 commented on 2015-03-30 16:02

The Nix `/bin/` and `/sbin` get prepended to the global $PATH, giving preference to the Nix binaries instead of Arch ones. Wouldn't it make more sense, specially since this is an Arch specific package, to give preference to the system binaries?

I could submit a patch with some sed magic if you agree.

koral commented on 2015-01-02 00:16

Adopted, and updated to 1.8

asppsa commented on 2014-10-10 07:21

I'm trying to set up the multiuser environment and am find that the nix-daemon.service file does not have an [Install] section, so it cannot be added using "systemctl enable ...". Could we patch this perhaps? I think the following is all that is needed:

Anntoin commented on 2014-04-16 10:56

Updated to 1.7