Package Details: nix-multiuser 17.09-1

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Package Base: nix-multiuser
Description: Set up multi-user environment for the Nix package manager
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: asppsa
Maintainer: asppsa
Last Packager: asppsa
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.606979
First Submitted: 2014-10-12 13:33
Last Updated: 2017-10-16 03:51

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k2s commented on 2016-04-08 22:22

I proposed change in nix package ( which solves problems with wrong ~/.nix-profile symlink.

k2s commented on 2016-04-07 07:30

I confirm that deleting ~/.nix-profile and running will fix the problem.

Could you pls. update the /etc/profile.d/ file or add extended handling to /etc/profile.d/

k2s commented on 2016-04-07 07:04

#nix-env -i firefox
error: opening lock file ‘/nix/var/nix/profiles/default.lock’: Permission denied

the ~/.nix-profile is symlinked to non-existing folder /nix/var/nix/profiles/default

could it be related to ?

balthek commented on 2015-09-25 17:50

Ran into a few other issues when installing a package

- in ubuntu at the end of the official install script you get asked to run . /home/ubuntu/.nix-profile/etc/profile.d/ but there is no .nix-profile/etc/ in my home directory
- might be related: installing a package doesn't add it to $PATH (I see the binary in .nix-profile/bin/hello though)
- running the binary manually errors with the same error as the install script (seen in

balthek commented on 2015-09-25 17:37

It seems the script doesn't set up a channel, would it be possible to add the basic

$ nix-channel --add
$ nix-channel --update

added to it?