flakes - Nix

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Torsten Schmits

anyone have any experience with those yet? I tried to activate nix.package.nixUnstable but nixos-rebuild just crashes with a malloc violation. is it expected to be that unstable?


what NixOS version are you using? or which channel of nixpkgs that you have?

Torsten Schmits

so far I've only tried current unstable


Strange, I just download nixUnstable under nixpkgs-unstable and it works fine. I'm not familiar with Nix itself though.

Mason Mackaman

Do you all use flakes? I'm reading about it and it seems like the way to go.


The malloc issue got fixed in 20.09 and later