Use remote package derivation file with nix-shell --packages option

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  • flk

    A LISP that runs wherever Bash is

    Hi, yes, that's possible. nix-shell -p 'callPackage (fetchGit https://github.com/chr15m/flk) {}' would do what you want if the repo had a default.nix file.

  • nixpkgs

    Nix Packages collection

    ! nix-shell -I nixpkgs=https://github.com/nixos/nixpkgs/archive/master.tar.gz

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  • flake-template

    My template for Nix flakes

    { nixpkgs ? import {} }: { flk = nixpkgs.callPackage nix/package.nix {}; } which lets the outside world treat it as (import (fetchGit "blablah") {}).flk. Alternatively, the more recent convention is to simply be a Nix Flake, although that's still in beta. The way I would do it is reflected in my template, (minus the devshell bits) but it's not authoritative. Feel free to do it the old fashioned way too.

  • devshell

    Per project developer environments

    Here's an example with devShell as a remote repository: sh nix-shell -p '(import (fetchGit "https://github.com/numtide/devshell") {}).cli'

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