Docspell: wants to build gst-plugins-good and fails

On my headless server, I’d like to install docspell which is not in nixpkgs but comes with built-in Nix derivations

It seems that it somehow depends on gstreamer plugins (despite it being on a headless server). But on top of that, it wants to build gst-plugins-good from scratch, despite it being a regular package in nixpkgs.

And it fails in building, how can I work around this? I don’t think it is specific to docspell itself, because it does not directly depends on gstreamer.

Below the full log, thanks in advance for tips/hints!

building Nix...
building the system configuration...
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collision between `/nix/store/jlybd5z6vzdqwdxm9aahk7lp6mvvb7dh-nix-bash-completions-0.6.8/share/bash-completion/completions/nixos-container' and `/nix/store/k7wj0q8wx11fss1fdcnvmsvz3lwspfi2-nixos-container/share/bash-completion/completions/nixos-container'
unpacking sources
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source root is gst-plugins-good-1.18.4
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The Meson build system
Version: 0.57.1
Source dir: /build/gst-plugins-good-1.18.4
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Project name: gst-plugins-good
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WARNING: Project targeting '>= 0.48' but tried to use feature introduced in '0.54.0': native arg in add_languages.
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Message: GStreamer OpenGL window systems: wayland x11
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Looks like it’s a downstream dependency of unoconv. If your run nix-shell -p unoconv does that build succeed?

How are you adding the docspell derivations to your nixos configuration?

If you use environment.noXlibs option, it will remove some dependencies from packages to reduce their closure. The downside is that the modified packages are not cached so you will need to build them yourself (not worth it IMO, unless you are targetting some embedded device). And of course, if a package depends on another one that requires graphics, the build will break.

The reason why it tried to build gst plugins was because I had environment.noXlibs = true somewhere in my configuration.

I’ve removed it and now docspell can be installed on the server.

Indeed, rebuilding the world is not worth it.

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