Update NixOS packages individually

This is how you can selectively install packages from a specific commit or branch. ...

March 18, 2022 · 1 min · Josef Erben

Upgrading NixOS Channels

Upgrading NixOS so that it uses a different channel is simple. When you run following command as root: nix-channel --list You should see a list of channels. If you did not touch channels so far, you should see this: nixos https://nixos.org/channels/nixos-21.05 By running the following command (as root): nix-channel --add https://nixos.org/channels/<channel version> nixos you will remove the 21.05 channel and replace it with <channel version>. To apply the change, you need to run following command:...

November 24, 2021 · 1 min · Josef Erben

Installing Only Certain Packages from Unstable on NixOS

Following the NixOS installation guide I ended up with a setup using a stable NixOS channel that just keeps giving. Sometimes however, it can be necessary to include packages from an unstable channel. ...

November 23, 2021 · 1 min · Josef Erben

Thinkpad T14 with NixOS and I3WM

3 months ago I installed NixOS, i3wm and XFCE on my new Thinkpad T14 (1st Gen). It is my main machine that I use every day. In this blog post I summarize my experience with this setup. ...

November 20, 2021 · 4 min · Josef Erben

Autostart Dropbox on NixOS using I3WM

Install Dropbox using NixOS in your preferred way. ...

August 13, 2021 · 1 min · Josef Erben