home-manager VS nixpkgs

Compare home-manager vs nixpkgs and see what are their differences.

home-manager

Manage a user environment using Nix [maintainer=@rycee] [Moved to: https://github.com/nix-community/home-manager] (by rycee)
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home-manager nixpkgs
4 3
1,753 370
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9.1 7.5
about 3 years ago 13 days ago
Nix Nix
MIT License MIT License
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home-manager

Posts with mentions or reviews of home-manager. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-22.
  • [Help] Home-manager service?
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 22 Apr 2023
    I really am at lost rn, foud this github issue tried the solution and it didn't work.
  • NixOS and Neovim plugins
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 24 Oct 2022
  • Flakes, nixos and home-configuration help
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 7 May 2022
    { config, pkgs, ... }: { imports = [ (import "${builtins.fetchTarball https://github.com/rycee/home-manager/archive/master.tar.gz}/nixos") ]; users.users = { jdoe = { isNormalUser = true; initialPassword = "1234"; extraGroups = [ "wheel" ]; }; }; home-manager.useUserPackages = true; home-manager.users.jdoe = { home.stateVersion = "21.11"; programs.home-manager.enable = true; programs.git.userName = "John"; programs.git.userEmail = "Doe"; programs.zsh.zplug = { enable = true; plugins = [ { name = "zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions"; } { name = "romkatv/powerlevel10k"; tags = [ as:theme depth:1 ]; } { name = "ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh oh-my-zsh"; } { name = "ajeetdsouza/zoxide"; } { name = "marlonrichert/zsh-autocomplete"; } { name = "marlonrichert/zsh-edit"; } { name = "zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions"; } { name = "ptavares/zsh-exa"; } { name = "zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting"; } { name = "mbenford/zsh-tmux-auto-title"; } { name = "zsh-users/zsh-history-substring-search"; } ]; }; services.gpg-agent = { enable = true; defaultCacheTtl = 1800; enableSshSupport = true; }; }; }
  • How do I do declarative package management using nix package manager on Debian?
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 6 Jan 2021
    There are multiple ways of managing declarative profiles. 1) Attrset, compatible with imperative use of nix-env https://git.io/fAQHW ; 2) buildEnv, providing more control over the paths that are linked into the profile https://git.io/fp0aU ; 3) home-manager, providing nixos-like config for your ~ https://github.com/rycee/home-manager

nixpkgs

Posts with mentions or reviews of nixpkgs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-26.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing home-manager and nixpkgs you can also consider the following projects:

nixos-flake-example - This is a demo NixOS config, with optional flakes support. Along with notes on why flakes is useful and worth adopting.

nixpkgs-wayland - Automated, pre-built packages for Wayland (sway/wlroots) tools for NixOS. [maintainers=@colemickens, @Artturin]

rust-nix-template - Rust project template with Nix (Flakes) and VSCode support

impermanence - Modules to help you handle persistent state on systems with ephemeral root storage [maintainer=@talyz]

nixos-vscode-server - Visual Studio Code Server support in NixOS

nix-doom-emacs - doom-emacs packaged for Nix

gitignore.nix - Nix functions for filtering local git sources

Home Manager using Nix - Manage a user environment using Nix [maintainer=@rycee]

nix-config - my nix config files

nix-config - :space_invader: NixOS configuration

nix-colors - Modules and schemes to make theming with Nix awesome.