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

Jeff Johnson jefdaj at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 20:18:31 CET 2015

Oh that makes sense. Might not be too hard to fix either. I'll try
when I get home tonight. Thanks!

On 1/23/15, Wout Mertens <wout.mertens at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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