Nix release nix-0.12

This page provides release nix-0.12 of Nix. It was generated automatically on 2008-11-20 21:19:05 UTC from revision 13360 of the path /nix/branches/0.12-release of its Subversion repository (the XML record of the build job is available).


You can read a description of the changes in this release. For detailed changes, please refer to the Subversion logs.


Source Icon Source distribution

Fedora Icon RPM for Fedora Core 5 (i386)

Fedora Icon RPM for Fedora 9 (i386)

Fedora Icon RPM for Fedora 9 (x86_64)

openSUSE Icon RPM for openSUSE 10.3 (i586)


This release can be installed through Nix, a system for software deployment. It has been built for the following platforms:

You can install this package and keep it up to date by subscribing to the channel nix-stable by once executing

$ nix-channel --add
$ nix-channel --update
$ nix-env -i nix-0.12
and then running
$ nix-channel --update
$ nix-env -u nix
every time you want to upgrade to the latest release.

Alternatively, if you have Nix 0.8 installed, and have associated the application/nix-package MIME type with the nix-install-package script in your web browser, you can install the package simply by clicking on the links below. This only works if your Nix store is in /nix/store.

The channel contains the following prebuilt packages:



The manual is available on-line.


In case of build or usage problems with this release, please first check if there are newer releases that solve the problem. Otherwise report problems to, mentioning the full version number and a description of the platform you are building on. In case of a build problem include the part of the build log showing the error. In case of a usage problem try to narrow down the problem as much as possible and include enough information to reproduce the error.

Coverage Analysis

You can view the results of a code coverage analysis. The overall coverage rate is 75.6%.

Build Logs

Build of the Source Tarball on i686-linux

Build of a Nix Package on i686-linux

Build of a Nix Package on x86_64-linux

Build on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy (i386)

Build on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy (i386)

Build on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy (amd64)

Code Coverage Analysis on i686-linux

Build of an RPM on Fedora Core 5 (i386)

Build of an RPM on Fedora 9 (i386)

Build of an RPM on Fedora 9 (x86_64)

Build of an RPM on openSUSE 10.3 (i586)