I have an Orange Pi One, which is an armv7l board.
I have reproduced this same issue with Nix (just nix, not NixOS) on two Linux distributions: Armbian and Ubuntu.
The first thing that I did was to install Nix. In both cases I had a fresh install of the distribution.
If you check this installation script there is a case for armv7l:
armv7l_linux case at line 48, which values is from
uname -m. The first try failed because it couldn’t find a valid platform for my board (weird, right? because my board is armv7l).
So I checked the command
uname -m and the result is
armv7l_linux. Okey, I can workaround this, it’s just a small patch.
Installation follows normally after this small patch.
However, when I try to install any package I get an error for the package gnum4 (it’s always this failure, no matter which package I’m installing).
For example, if I try
nix-shell -p python, it starts to download the dependencies, but it fails with the error message:
(omitting some lines here)... copying path '/nix/store/d45swm00n7hzd4lbsrgr7mbvpggp447c-readline63-002' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/g21ljc0vdfwd1ghbskl02gbvl3fix91q-readline63-003' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/rg0qgkpq25cvdl351k7k935npsrgp72d-readline63-004' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/yw6qjz5zvvl28jvlqmppsf2qkadwipq5-readline63-005' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/q2paclh2vvbnz8sz6rjxzq1gbxkz91gb-readline63-006' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/11s8h9krz4xbzxm8qrbszmk5snjlvfa6-readline63-007' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/qhylrz27y60rcivasp7frghy9j8ia2f4-readline63-008' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... copying path '/nix/store/a9nrp90fd81k99a327ff6j5qivp3mwwy-sqlite-autoconf-3360000.tar.gz' from 'https://cache.nixos.org'... building '/nix/store/6lgdrylcxifjaqgz7gizcm37xkw9481x-gnum4-1.4.19.drv'... unpacking sources unpacking source archive /nix/store/mcayf992diwks293vs12iwx1ywgm4ijg-m4-1.4.19.tar.bz2 source root is m4-1.4.19 setting SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH to timestamp 1622228112 of file m4-1.4.19/ChangeLog patching sources configuring configure flags: --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=/nix/store/w9b8jfa48ri0041dkr2jjpvdmp1qmjyy-gnum4-1.4.19 --with-syscmd-shell=/nix/store/cvzil995dqk628n017d02s1zaa6fjh4i-bootstrap-tools/bin/bash /nix/store/yx05p52ik9j1ws4x035pyfi4w8ns9zy8-bootstrap-stage1-stdenv-linux/setup: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: No such file or directory error: builder for '/nix/store/6lgdrylcxifjaqgz7gizcm37xkw9481x-gnum4-1.4.19.drv' failed with exit code 126 error: 1 dependencies of derivation '/nix/store/igs9xq6vz3razhf9va56lxjdgpqm3gzq-autoconf-2.71.drv' failed to build error: 1 dependencies of derivation '/nix/store/zzml6wkphgbs9132qxmc4l3zc17yymf7-autoconf-2.71.drv' failed to build error: 1 dependencies of derivation '/nix/store/rwxff1a8yw5axwwf1n0pgzk6c8mzi6pq-bison-3.8.2.drv' failed to build error: 1 dependencies of derivation '/nix/store/h90d6pwbhqqaiz8s9knj1amqwiwayyz1-gmp-6.2.1.drv' failed to build error: 1 dependencies of derivation '/nix/store/wdlap6n7s0zii1n2v5g08ia0mfzcm63n-bash-5.1-p12.drv' failed to build error: build of '/nix/store/dpii3z29hcz3pv5jk3maiby2kfwlnia9-python-2.7.18.drv', '/nix/store/h7a0inn85zhz086hkl6nyxxb4gyg6yk7-bash-interactive-5.1-p12.drv', '/nix/store/ij7dgaq4jkbaw6m5r8z937i1cr7m74bq-stdenv-linux.drv', '/nix/store/wdlap6n7s0zii1n2v5g08ia0mfzcm63n-bash-5.1-p12.drv' failed
Please let me know if I should open an issue in the repo.