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D-LINC
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Portage + Nix? Portage vs. Nix? Reply with quote

Recently I heard about the Nix package manager and I'm rather fascinated. Words like "functional" and "declarative" sound really sexy to a Haskell programmer like myself, not to mention the whole idea of an unbreakable system.

https://nixos.org/nix/

https://lwn.net/Articles/337677/

I just started reading through the Nix manual. I heard you could install Nix in your home directory and run it from there, so I thought I'd give that a try on my Gentoo system. Was just curious if anyone here had played around with that. Also, I was wondering: how difficult would it be to add nix-like functionality to Portage, or come up with some kind of integration of Nix+Portage?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

You might also be interested in this project LWN: GNU Guix which is tightly related to nix
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

truc wrote:
Hey,

You might also be interested in this project LWN: GNU Guix which is tightly related to nix


I would be interested in getting guix running as a user on Gentoo. It could be a nice experimentation overlay (for installing in the home dir).
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