[Nix-dev] A few questions about ARM support and NixOS on a Chromebook

Bjørn Forsman bjorn.forsman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 22:58:41 CET 2015

On 29 January 2015 at 22:42, Lluís Batlle i Rossell <viric at viric.name> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'll try the next days whether I can update the pieces. I'm using native
> armv5tel, not cross builds, as usual in nixos-on-arm.


> 1) Build a static busybox that works for the purpose.
> 2) Build release-14.12 or master
> 3) Commit the busybox to the bootstrap svn repository (if I am correct)
> 4) Make stdenv reference that busybox

I find step (3) and (4) a bit confusing. Why do we need to (manually)
copy bootstrap binaries to another repo/server? Why not make the new
stdenv reference the cross-built busybox "directly" instead?

- Bjørn

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