NixOS on prgmr and Failing to Learn Nix
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This is a writeup of my notes on how to get NixOS running on a VPS at prgmr, followed by more general notes on this experiment in learning nix.

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Functional Package Management
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I just read a great paper about NixOS, a Linux distribution with a “purely functional” package manager. I’ve been thinking about the parallels between programming and system administration, and this is a brilliant use of the comparison. They created a package manager named Nix where all packages are built and maintained independently even of other versions of themselves.

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