Nvim helptags not generated

Hello, I’m pretty new to nix. I’ve managed to nix, nix-darwin, and home-manager on my two macs. I’ve got neovim running with a few plugins on both machines, but for some reason the helptags have only been generated on one of the two of them. I’m not sure what the difference is between the two. Has anyone else seen something like this?

On one machine, the vim-surround share directory contains the tags file, but the other doesn’t:

> ls -la /nix/store/4i02n6n22zqckpwwaxaqvgmghzqa4c2r-vim-pack-dir/pack/home-manager/start/vim-surround/doc
total 32
dr-xr-xr-x  4 root  wheel    128 Dec 31  1969 .
dr-xr-xr-x  7 root  wheel    224 Dec 31  1969 ..
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  10223 Dec 31  1969 surround.txt
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel    624 Dec 31  1969 tags

Any ideas how I might resolve this?

this should have been fixed in vimPlugins followup by teto · Pull Request #137885 · NixOS/nixpkgs · GitHub

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Thanks! Does that mean I need to switch to unstable to get the fix?

You can selectively use packages from a different channel, rather than switching your whole system. See FAQ - NixOS Wiki