I’d like to use Nix and Nixpkgs’
dockerTools to help me compile something on an Ubuntu machine, hopefully in a reproducible manner. It’s something proprietary, very non-portable unfortunately, even when trying to use
buildFHSEnv (let’s not get into the details of that).
The thing is, that I need a few Debian packages to be installed in that image before I start compiling things there - this is the only part where I need internet connection. Does that makes things overly complicated? Because Nix would then require a fixed output derivation? Should I simply use a
Dockerfile and work like everyone else?
Since I’m also somewhat less familiar with Docker, I’d like to hear your use-cases for Nixpkgs’
dockerTools, especially if other distributions are involved in these use-cases.