The documentation for
tarball-ttl says that its default value is 4294967295. If that’s the case, why does
nix search nixpkgs hello ever download nixpkgs? Shouldn’t it be considered fresh for the next 4294967295 seconds ~= 136 years?
Additionally, the docs mention
Nix caches tarballs in
⮞ echo $XDG_CACHE_HOME ⮞ ls ~/.cache/nix/tarballs "/home/james/.cache/nix/tarballs": No such file or directory (os error 2)
It looks like the directory mentioned doesn’t exist?
What am I misunderstanding here?