Mon Aug 27 17:39:29 EDT 2018


Starting a new project: nix-fixed.
Goal is to create a nix-shell that has a more recent ghc.


For stability and maximum binary package support, it is recommended to
maintain custom changes on top of one of the channels,
e.g. nixos-18.03

git remote add channels https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs-channels.git

I'm missing context.  This is supposed to be run inside a git
repository, but what repository would that be?

I'm seriously missing the point.  Let's ask some questions.

- How do I know which package set I'm running (channels, nixpkgs).

- what does the nixpkgs-channels.git look like?  what is the
  difference between that and nixpkgs.git?