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  • Diving straight into flakes with no channels?
    14 projects | /r/NixOS | 13 Apr 2023
    You can also take a look at my server configuration which uses flakes. And my separately-managed home-manager configuration which also uses flakes
  • So I’m hooked on this declarative configuration business. How deep does the rabbit hole go? Can I “rice” my desktop with just one file?
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 19 Dec 2022
    My "rice":
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    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 26 Aug 2022
    I configure my neovim through home-manager. My configuration. Pulling vimPlugins from nixpkgs should give you something which works with NixOS (or anywhere for that matter, NixOS is essentially a clean room).
  • A Cross-Platform tool to deploy dot files
    6 projects | /r/linux | 25 Jun 2022
    My dot file repo.
  • Using NixOS and Arch on separate machines
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 9 Jun 2022
    Home-manager link My example setup
  • Neovim unstable
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 26 Apr 2022
    Reference: - home.nix entry - Which refers to it's own dedicated file
  • Installing every Arch package
    3 projects | /r/linux | 1 Feb 2022
    If you want to take nix for a spin, i would recommend trying home-manager. It's essentially NixOS, but for dot files. It can install packages and services in addition to manage configuration. Also, I've been able to get it work on NixOS, WSL2, ubuntu, and macOS. Personal configuration if you're curious how it would look.
  • The Curse of NixOS
    35 projects | | 24 Jan 2022
    > And about Home Manager, the reason why I think it's over-hyped is because it provides a declarative approach to something that was... already declarative. Your $XDG_CONFIG directory does not need a leaky Nix abstraction on top of it

    I don't really agree, I spent about 30mins to get my home-manager config to support an m1 mac [0]. I don't really want to think how long it would take me to look up all of the homebrew package names, and learn a new package manager. Instead, I just pushed all of the linux-specific items into their own bin, a little more logic, and I was able to get back to a comfortable terminal + git + vim settings.

    Also, nix exposes congruent configuration management[1]. The state of my system is an exact reflection of the configuration. With other tools like ansible, vagrant, etc, I would get reconciliation configuration which is close on initial install but configuration drift is an ever-present concern; not to mention that large recipes and playbooks can take a very long time to run. Going the homebrew route would be divergent configuration, it would be very hard for me to get back to a certain configuration. With nix (and by extension home-manager), I can version control the configuration, improve it, roll it back, w/e I want.

    > Why would I write my i3 config in Nix??

    You do get some type checking, although the iteration time would probably be similar. You could also just do `xsession.windowManager.i3.extraConfig = builtins.readFile ./i3.config;` if you really just wanted to wholesale read in your existing profile.

    > I'd rather just use `nix-env` personally.

    nix-env is a double edge sword. You can rollback (somewhat, I believe it's just a stack of all changes), which is an improvement. However, nix only retains the "derivation name" to try and management. But for packages like python38, if you try to upgrade it, it will determine that `python-3.11-a3` is the package which is the most up-to-date. I try to discourage using nix-env.


  • confused about how to configure user env. To many options
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 4 Dec 2021
    I moved most of my user logic into home-manager, you can see my flakified home-manager settings here:
  • What's the proper way to set up nix / home manager w/ flakes, directory wise?
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 20 Nov 2021
    I have a home-manager + flakes setup here: You're more than welcome to find steal any inspiration.
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