I’d like to announce that Nix has just been committed to the FreeBSD Ports Collection.
FreeBSD support in Nix is not fully complete yet, however. The availability of Nix as a package in FreeBSD should ease the bootstrapping process of the rest of the Nix environment. Perhaps soon we will be able to just casually install Nix package on yet another OS!
Thanks to all the kind folks who contributed to the porting efforts.
It was a fun journey.
- overview of the port on FreshPorts: https://www.freshports.org/sysutils/nix/
- the commit introducing Nix: https://reviews.freebsd.org/rP550026
- repository, where most of the development happened: https://github.com/0mp/freebsd-ports-nix
Cheers & happy hacking!