Boredom land with NixOS

https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2022-10-10-nixos-is-the-most-boring-os.html

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Oh you can very easily break nixos (as in build-break): try to build it from staging, attempt to enable NIX_CFLAGS_COMPILE="-march=native" equivalent, use system-wide LTO or latest gcc, or latest clang. It’s all sorts of broken :slight_smile:

Caveat: that’s what I do as a source of fun bugs to play with.

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I call that heating the house in winter :slight_smile:

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Back when I was young, the same feeling made me jump from Debian to Gentoo. Well, I found what I searched for :sweat_smile:
Now I’m very happy with the stability Nixos gives. Hell, I also broke it once and brought back for fun.

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Try deploying to completely remote environments without console or IPMI access. Having previous configurations in the boot menu isn’t very helpful if you can’t access them :slight_smile: Bonus points if it’s a production system and only reachable over a wireguard VPN.

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This is like looking for troubles. I like it.

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