Installing package that was removed from nixpkgs

I want to install the citra-nightly package that has recently been dropped from the unstable branch in this PR. Is there anyway I can install it while still staying on the unstable branch?

Use any means of pinning you prefer to keep a second nixpkgs around and install that package from.

Update the “main” nixpkgs as usual, and don’t update the one for the missing package.

Depending on the nature of the package this will work at least until the next glibc update.

The alternative was to copy the removed file(s) and do a fully local build from the expression, which might as well eventually break as it’s dependencies gets updated in nixpkgs.

And the third alternative is to find someone who maintains an always up to date expression to build and use that.


Thank you for the help <3