A flake utility library to craft shell-, home-, and hosts- environments. (by divnix)

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  • Looking for dotfiles repo examples
    9 projects | /r/NixOS | 8 Nov 2022
    This one issue may clear things up, seems like my config is a little outdated: https://github.com/divnix/digga/pull/385
  • Building a highly optimized home environment with Nix
    9 projects | /r/NixOS | 15 Sep 2022
    I'm new to the Nix world, but so far I've come across Divnix's Digga, Numtide's DevShell, and Misterio77's nix-starter-configs.
  • Need for a configuration framework?
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 7 Sep 2022
    There are config templates / configuration helper libraries that try to make this easier, for example digga/devos.
  • (meme) It's a temporary setback really
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 29 Aug 2022
    https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Flakes, especially the “see also” section. If you’re looking to use for NixOS config across multiple hosts, digga (see the repo for example template) is pretty nice for encapsulating a lot of boilerplate.
  • Sharing configuration between NixOS and MacOS
    6 projects | /r/NixOS | 25 May 2022
    The digga library, while being more complex to use than other solutions here, got a pretty elegant solution for it merged a few weeks ago. Still some cracks that are getting smoothed over, but it seems to work.
  • Best practices for organizing code repository for multiple machines? What about deployment?
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 10 Apr 2022
    I like the concept digga/devos uses (unfortunately their stuff kind of is an overengineered incomprehensible mess): They use: - modules: for modules like in nixpkgs (i.e. stuff that defines options and generates configuration based on that options; are included into every host) - profiles: concrete configuration, can be included to host definitions - suites: sets of profiles (so you can for example have a desktop suite with all your profiles with "desktop" configuration options and apply that to all your desktop computers)
  • Nix: An idea whose time has come
    17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Feb 2022
  • The Curse of NixOS
    35 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jan 2022
    For the system, I like the devos template:


    The idea of flakes is how you define inputs, and you define the system (and packages, and shell etc.) in the outputs using the inputs. The inputs are git repos which point to other flakes. You can mix and match these as much as you want (see the devos repo for examples) and when you build the derivation, it generates a lockfile for exact commits in that point in time what were used in the given inputs.

    You commit the lockfile and in the other systems where you pull your config from the repo, it uses exactly those commits and installs the same versions as you did in your other systems.

    This was quite annoying and hard to do before flakes. Now it's easy.

    The problem what people face with building their system as a flake is combining the packages so you can point to `jq` from the unstable nixos and firefox from the stable train. I think this aspect needs better documentation so it wouldn't be so damn hard to learn (believe me, I know). Luckily there are projects like devos that give a nice template for people to play with (with documentation!)

    Another use for flakes is to create a development shell for your repo, an example what I did a while ago:


    Either have `nix-direnv` installed, enter the directory and say `direnv allow`, or just `nix develop` and it will gather, compile and install the correct versions of packages to your shell. Updating the packages? Call `nix flake update` in the directory, commit the lockfile and everybody else gets the new versions to their shell.

  • What's the proper way to set up nix / home manager w/ flakes, directory wise?
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 20 Nov 2021
    Yes, I put the repository in ~/nix. My repository is based on devos, but I am thinking of switching to a different setup, because I don't want to depend on a framework which can be an issue in updating.
  • The future of Home Manager and Flakes
    4 projects | /r/NixOS | 10 Nov 2021
    I no longer use the official way since I have switched to flakes. I am currently using a devos-based config, which is a boilerplate that depends on a Nix toolchain, but I plan on rewriting the config with flake-utils-plus. You probably can install home-manager using deploy-rs. See the following comment:
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