nix build file generator for rust crates (by kolloch)

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  • Introducing Crane: Composable and Cacheable Builds with Cargo and Nix
    3 projects | | 8 May 2022
    2 projects | | 22 Jan 2022
    I'm yet to try it out, but from the blog post, the README and the source it appears that Crane builds all dependencies in one derivation (separately from the main crate). This means that if a dependency gets added, removed or changed, all dependencies of a crate will be rebuilt. This is in contrast with, which does build every dependency in a separate package, thus you don't need to rebuild other dependencies if you only change a small part of the tree.
  • Nixery – Docker images on the fly with Nix
    8 projects | | 18 Apr 2022
    Yes, you will have to package it if it's not already in nixpkgs.

    The good news is once you learn how, it's basically trivial with crate2nix[0], which can autogenerate nix derivations from rust crates


  • Help with Nix and Rust
    1 project | | 16 Jul 2021
    From my quick reading of cargo2nix's webpage yes. has a workspaces section.
  • How do you install packages not in Nixpkgs?
    5 projects | | 15 Apr 2021
    As for your two applications, they're both written in Rust, and I like as a way to package Rust crates with Nix. BTW, wezterm is already in nixpkgs!
  • Nix-ifying a Rust project
    12 projects | | 7 Apr 2021
    I like the way crate2nix works. I have made a flake template for it here. Sometimes it requires a couple of overrides to fix some misbehaving crates (see for an example of such overrides), but otherwise it's fantastic. It doesn't require any hash nonsense, it downloads and builds all the crates separately (unlike naersk or other solutions) so you get all the benefits of Nix (reproducibility and proper caching).
  • How to do a full, reproducible archive of a Rust project?
    3 projects | | 8 Jan 2021
    Crate2nix might help:


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kolloch/crate2nix is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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