Is there a way to install home-manager declaratively, ie just by editing /etc/nixos/configuration.nix?
There is already a
home-manager attribute, on top of that you can in theory modify
NIX_PATH to a
So you just add
Why isn’t this the recommended install method? It seems more straightforward than the recommended one here: GitHub - nix-community/home-manager: Manage a user environment using Nix [maintainer=@rycee].
I just tried this out and it does sort of work. It def gets home-manager into $PATH. However, unlike the conventional install, I don’t get a default config file:
No configuration file found. Please create one at /home/asdf/.config/nixpkgs/home.nix
And I don’t know of a way with the CLI to init a default one.
I know that I could just manually create one, but what I’m really after is a way to do this all automatically somehow…
I think there’s no benefit of using the separate
home-manager executable, especially since you can’t use nixos generations to revert back. You can source home-manager in configuration.nix, and update the whole system with nixos-rebuild.
Works all good on nixos (even +fish shell), but definitely struggling to get the macos machine working with fish.