[Nix-dev] Pkgs with unstable links

Domen Kožar domen at dev.si
Sat Sep 12 13:00:11 CEST 2015

I've opened an issue two years ago on nixpkgs:

Those packages should be mirrored to tarballs.nixos.org.

What's missing for that to happen?

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Thomas Strobel <ts468 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 09/12/2015 12:42 AM, Peter Simons wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  > I would like to ask if we can create repo on github (nixos/foobar)
> >  > and upload there such pkgs? Or even are there some free fileservers
> >  > where we can store such things? That's a pretty tedious problem and
> >  > indeed we need to solve it.
> >
> > And while we're at it, we should also mirror all of rPackages somewhere,
> > because these people frequently modify their release archives in-place,
> > breaking hundreds of our builds in the process. :-(
> >
> > Peter
> I'm looking into ways how to extend the mirroring that is already done
> at tarballs.nixos.org. The plan is to mirror everything that any nixpkgs
> package references. Maybe that solves those problems as well. In the
> long run I could imagine to place the mirrored files into something
> like, e.g., IPFS (nixos.go14Packages.ipfs). As far as I know IPFS might
> get a S3 back-end with its next release, so maybe the nix cache could be
> provided over IPFS as well. Just sharing my thoughts here...
> Thomas
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