Niv Alternatives

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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of niv. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-22.
  • Compiling emacs is killing me
    reddit.com/r/NixOS | 2021-10-22
  • Ditch Your Version Manager
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-19
    This... This is laughable. How do I install ruby 2.6.8? Oh, there's no ruby_2_6_8, because of course there isn't. And this could be difference between a secure system and all your base are belong to us.

    And they call this reproducible builds?

    And that's before getting into the ridiculous

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    All the software that we installed depends on the specific version of the nixpkgs channel that we installed on our system [whose only version is a commit hash in a git repo]

    --- end quote ---

    So you need an extra tool [2] for, quote, "painless dependencies for Nix projects."

    Yes, sure. I'm definitely ditching my version managers in favor of this tool, that hasn't solved these issues in 18 years of its existence.

    [1] https://search.nixos.org/packages?channel=21.05&from=0&size=...

    [2] https://github.com/nmattia/niv

  • As an imperative package manager?
    reddit.com/r/NixOS | 2021-06-01
    What about something like this? https://github.com/nmattia/niv
  • Fearless tinkering
    reddit.com/r/NixOS | 2021-05-21
    Here is link number 1 - Previous text "b'niv'"
    reddit.com/r/NixOS | 2021-05-21
    What is the upside of using Flakes instead of niv?
  • Niv: Easy dependency management for Nix projects
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-18
  • Niv: Painless Dependencies for Nix Projects
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-09
  • A minimal shell.nix is taking hours to build.
    reddit.com/r/Nix | 2021-03-25

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nmattia/niv is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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