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Packaging Pre-built Binaries with Nix Flake

Here’s the scenario: You have a nix environment all set up with all the dependencies you need for working on your next awesome project. All but one. nixpkgs doesn’t have the version you want. Fortunately, there’s a static binary file on their GitHub page. So should you just manually download it every time you set your project up, or should you write a Nix package that builds it from source?...

March 6, 2022 · 12 min · sekun