Package Details: nix 1.11.10-1

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Package Base: nix
Description: A purely functional package manager
Upstream URL:
Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Anton.Latukha
Last Packager: vlad
Votes: 48
Popularity: 1.269234
First Submitted: 2008-04-12 18:35
Last Updated: 2017-06-12 20:18

Latest Comments

asgeirbj commented on 2017-09-03 20:05

I did a quick update for 1.11.14 which looks like it works

FlorianJacob commented on 2017-03-30 22:28

Backlinking: There's a discussion at on how to install nix on Arch Linux / the missing steps after this package has been installed, linking for concrete directions on what to do.

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

Anntoin commented on 2013-10-22 05:01

Updated to 1.6
Some new features in this release see:

Anntoin commented on 2013-07-21 22:17

Updated to 1.5.3
Bug fix release:

Anntoin commented on 2013-05-24 18:51

Updated to 1.5.2
Bug fix release:

Anntoin commented on 2013-03-05 23:35

Updated to 1.5.1
Bug fixing the bug fix:

Anntoin commented on 2013-02-28 14:37

Updated to 1.5
Fixes Regression in previous release, see:

Anntoin commented on 2013-02-27 14:41

Updated to 1.4
This release fixes a security issue relating to hard links:

Anntoin commented on 2013-01-07 23:13

Updated to 1.3
This is a bug-fix release, see the release notes here:

Anntoin commented on 2012-12-14 11:39

Adopted and updated to 1.2
Any issues/suggestions let me know.

Anonymous comment on 2012-08-16 16:39

Version 1.1 compiled with for me.

jumpcannon commented on 2012-08-02 17:11

Upstream is on version 1.1 now.

Synthead commented on 2010-09-02 20:46

Lots of problems in the PKGBUILD, this should work instead:

Anonymous comment on 2010-04-02 13:16

# $Id: pkgbuild-mode.el,v 1.23 2007/10/20 16:02:14 juergen Exp $
# Maintainer: Rudolf Olah <>
pkgdesc="Nix is a purely functional package manager."
build() {
cd $startdir/src/$pkgname-$pkgver
./configure --prefix=/usr
make || return 1
make DESTDIR=$startdir/pkg install