[Nix-dev] Current path to installing on Raspberry Pi?

Wout Mertens wout.mertens at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 19:58:20 CET 2015

those errors seem to come from a shell trying to interpret perl source...

On Mon Jan 12 2015 at 9:04:34 PM Jeff Johnson <jefdaj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all! I just tried to install NixOS on my Raspberry Pi following the
> wiki page (https://nixos.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi). I think I got pretty
> close, but not quite all the way. I wrote the image to an sd card, booted
> it up, logged in as root, changed the nix-channel from unstable to 13.10,
> and tried to upgrade with:
> nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade
> It gave an error about needing at least nix 1.7 to parse the current nix
> expressions. I found the latest build and installed it following the
> directions on the wiki (
> https://nixos.org/wiki/How_to_update_when_nix_is_too_old_to_evaluate_nixpkgs
> ):
> nix-install-package --non-interactive --url
> http://hydra.nixos.org/build/18524521/nix/pkg/nix-1.8-armv6l-linux.nixpkg
> That appeared to work, but now when I rerun the upgrade command I get an
> error from the perl interpreter:
> [root at nixos:~]# nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade
> /root/.nix-profile/bin/nix-channel: line 3: use: command not found
> /root/.nix-profile/bin/nix-channel: line 4: use: command not found
> /root/.nix-profile/bin/nix-channel: line 5: use: command not found
> /root/.nix-profile/bin/nix-channel: line 6: syntax error near unexpected
> token '('
> /root/.nix-profile/bin/nix-channel: line 6: `use File::Path qw(mkpath);'
> I tried moving /root/.nix-profile but the version in /nix/var/... that it
> falls back on gives the same error. Do I need to manually find and install
> some dependencies?
> Thanks
> Jeff
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