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

Bjørn Forsman bjorn.forsman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 07:47:47 CET 2015

On 29 January 2015 at 23:03, Lluís Batlle i Rossell <viric at viric.name> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:58:41PM +0100, Bjørn Forsman wrote:
>> On 29 January 2015 at 22:42, Lluís Batlle i Rossell <viric at viric.name> wrote:
>> > 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?
> It will be directly. The svn thing is just the way to make the binary available
> at nixos.org, if it has not changed since when this information was correct.
> This involves asking someone at nixos.org to update the static files from the
> svn repository, for nixpkgs references to work.

I still don't understand why that is a good thing.  The way I see it,
this just makes nixos.org a single point of failure. If nixos.org is
down, it will be impossible to (automatically) build new
cross-stdenv's? Or..?

- Bjørn

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