github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs-channels deprecated?

I was surprised to see the deprecation notice on the repo github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs-channels.

Are the nixos-* branches in the github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs repo a valid replacement and kept in sync with the channels automatically?

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Just got a reply on IRC, apparently that’s the replacement.

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Here’s some relevant issues:


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I was also surprised to read this. Could the description on that repo be amended to say what the alternative is?

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Done GitHub - NixOS/nixpkgs-channels: DEPRECATED! This is an obsolete, read-only mirror of the NixOS/nixpkgs repository.

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Note there’s also an option to archive a repository turning it read-only.

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Thanks, could you also update the repository description? The sidebar is the first place I looked.

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It says: DEPRECATED! This is an obsolete, read-only mirror of the NixOS/nixpkgs repository.

I know, I’m asking for it to say what the fix is. I suggest:

DEPRECATED! This is an obsolete, read-only mirror of the NixOS/nixpkgs repository. You should use NixOS/nixpkgs instead.

This is similar to fix you made to the README.

Thanks, I’ve updated the description.

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