[Nix-dev] Cannot build stdenv-linux-boot on MacOS
henrytill at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 17:31:26 CET 2015
I should also add that you could just as easily check out the revision of
the stable channel if you prefer (currently 676e8d7, found at
On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Henry Till <henrytill at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Andreas,
> It is definitely possible to use NixOps on OS X without a Linux build
machine. I've done it recently by installing NixOps directly from Hydra
using "nix-install-package", and then using NixOps with a clone of
nixpkgs/master in my NIX_PATH (rather than a clone of joelteon/master).
> Here are some instructions I wrote for doing so:
> The only thing I would add to these instructions is that you will get
more binaries from cache.nixos.org if you check out your clone of nixpkgs
at the same revision as nixos-unstable (currently db75b5d, found at
https://nixos.org/channels/nixos-unstable/), and, as a result, "nixops
deploy" will be a much quicker process.
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Vladimír Čunát <vcunat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> > On 01/28/2015 08:00 AM, Andreas Bernauer wrote:
> >> error: a ‘x86_64-linux’ is required to build
> >> ‘/nix/store/6giy9b7xg90p8pqm6f056jqdwdx36jj6-stdenv-linux-boot.drv’,
> >> I am a ‘x86_64-darwin’
> > (Note: I know very little about NixOps, so I may not be accurate.)
> > You are attempting to build *linux* packages on a darwin machine. You
can deploy that way, but you need to add a x86_64-linux machine that will
build the stuff (even a virtual one). See
> > I don't know if there's a shortcut that also builds on the machines
that you deploy to.
> > Vladimir
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