If you try to enable Haskell tests that use (I think) temporary files you’ll get an error like:
$ nix-build error: creating directory ‘/homeless-shelter’: Permission denied
One workaround suggests using a nix directory in home.
Another solution I can’t find recommends using functions from impure.nix to allow this.
I also considered using
nix-shell --run "cabal test" after
nix build but it might fail too.
I would prefer nix build run my stateful tests and fail. How do others do this?
Is there a way to both use tests like this and preserve purity at the nix level? Or is there no hope for tests that have to write to the homeless shelter?