Python Nix

Open-source Python projects categorized as Nix

Top 17 Python Nix Projects


    Official documentation for getting things done with Nix.

    Project mention: Dependencies Belong in Version Control | | 2023-11-26

    Nix ( can provide all of this, although in a smarter way than just through dumping everything in the VCS. Some projects use it already to provide a reproducible development environment and if done right a clean build is just a `nix-build` away.

  • nixops

    NixOps is a tool for deploying to NixOS machines in a network or cloud.

    Project mention: 20 Years of Nix | | 2023-03-18

    As far as I know, it’s still about [0]. I’ve had a better experience with deploy-rs though [1] - or even just using nixos-rebuild to target the remote machine.

    [0] -

  • Onboard AI

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  • mach-nix

    Create highly reproducible python environments

    Project mention: Installing chatgpt-wrapper | /r/NixOS | 2023-01-09

    Another way if the above doesn't work is to use mach-nix:

  • fastapi-mvc

    Developer productivity tool for making high-quality FastAPI production-ready APIs.

  • vulnix

    Vulnerability (CVE) scanner for Nix/NixOS.

  • nix-alien

    Run unpatched binaries on Nix/NixOS

    Project mention: Nix-Powered Development with OCaml | | 2023-03-06

    copy the extracted files over to the nix output dir, and patch-elf all the binaries to link to the nix-version of the dynamic lib.

    This sounds more difficult than it is, the result will be a copied over binary file that has its “” and other dynamic libs replaced in the ELF-header with “/nix/store/hdjdewuieu737-libc/”. I recommend looking up a package in nixpkgs which has a similar install story, that’s the easiest way to write a new package.

    In case you only want to run it locally and similar programs work fine with the binary.

  • resholve

    a shell resolver? :) (find and resolve shell script dependencies)

    Project mention: What is the Flakes version of "reproducible interpreted scripts"? | /r/NixOS | 2023-04-26

    I'm also not 100% on whether it answers the question, but I imagine you're thinking of (doc in nixpkgs:

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • shrinkwrap

    A tool that embosses the needed dependencies on the top level executable

  • sbomnix

    sbomnix is a utility that generates SBOMs from nix packages

    Project mention: Wolfi: A community Linux OS designed for the container and cloud-native era | | 2023-06-27

    I'm not sure what you mean by "non-trivial" but here's a simple discord bot I wrote in python, that I distribute as an OCI image and that is built with Nix for both x86_64 and aarch64 linux via GitHub actions:

    There is no SBOM because I didn't bother publishing one but the way Nix builds derivations, you basically get the SBOM for free. You could use a tool like sbomnix[1] to trivially generate an SPDX-format SBOM from the nix derivation that builds the container image.


  • nixml

    NIX + YAML for easy to use reproducible environments

  • nix-prefetch-github

    Prefetch sources from github for nix build tool

  • elemental

    Elemental, the component parts of a Nix/OS development system. (by HugoReeves)

  • nixpkgs-upkeep

    Auto-updates and CI 🤖 for Nixpkgs

  • discord-overlay

    A Nixpkgs overlay providing the latest version(s) of the Discord desktop app, automatically updated every 30 minutes (by InternetUnexplorer)

  • nix-be

    Create a low cost Nix environment from what is already in your /nix/store.

    Project mention: Fast nix shell from recycled packages | /r/NixOS | 2023-09-29
  • bibtex2style

    bibtex2style is a script that takes .bib file as an input and produces an .xlsx file with entries processed by biblatex with an according style (like `gost`). It also respects bold an italics fonts!

    Project mention: bibtex2style: tool for turning your bibliography to (ms word) text | /r/LaTeX | 2023-05-15
  • devenv

    Pluggable development environments builder that has potential to support any language or framework environment (by matejc)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-26.

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What are some of the best open-source Nix projects in Python? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 1,582
2 nixops 1,546
3 mach-nix 799
4 fastapi-mvc 502
5 vulnix 352
6 nix-alien 315
7 resholve 178
8 shrinkwrap 114
9 sbomnix 68
10 nixml 66
11 nix-prefetch-github 59
12 elemental 51
13 nixpkgs-upkeep 25
14 discord-overlay 11
15 nix-be 2
16 bibtex2style 1
17 devenv 0
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