Package Lando from .deb

Hello guys,

I am trying to make a lando ( package for NixOS. I am not at all an expert in nix and already tried to google and see how to create new packages from deb.

This is what I cam up with so far:

{ stdenv, dpkg, docker-compose, gcc10, nodejs-14_x, glibc, gcc-unwrapped, autoPatchelfHook, zlib }:

  # Please keep the version x.y.0.z and do not update to x.y.76.z because the
  # source of the latter disappears much faster.
  version = "1.0.0";

  src = ./lando-stable.deb;

in stdenv.mkDerivation {
  name = "lando-${version}";

  system = "x86_64-linux";

  inherit src;

  # Required for compilation
  nativeBuildInputs = [
    autoPatchelfHook # Automatically setup the loader, and do the magic

  # Required at running time
  buildInputs = [

  unpackPhase = "true";

  # Extract and copy executable in $out/bin
  installPhase = ''
    mkdir -p $out
    dpkg -x $src $out
    chmod 755 $out

  meta = with stdenv.lib; {
    description = "Lando";
    homepage =;
    license =;
    maintainers = with stdenv.lib.maintainers; [ ];
    platforms = [ "x86_64-linux" ];

But still, after nix-build I can not run the executable and I can not figure out what the problem is.
I was thinking, maybe it is the dependency for docker-compose?

Any help would be highly appreciated. (If you would like, I posted as well a job, so happy to pay for the solution:

Thanks in advance,

I know is this forever ago, but did you ever get this working? I also am trying to get Lando working.

No, sorry, not really in this way. I ended up checking out the source repository and using the executable from source.

Thanks for the response. I tried that as well but I get the following:

Error response from daemon: failed to create task for container: failed to create shim task: OCI runtime create failed: runc create failed: unable to start container │
│process: exec: “/”: is a directory: unknown: permission denied

Not sure if you ran into that too and have an idea, my user can run docker commands and runs projects in ddev no issue. Not the biggest issue as this is my only project running lando.

Could you show how exactly you used the executable from source? I’ve attempted to follow the instructions given, but haven’t had luck.