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Tue Oct 22 17:00:02 EDT 2019

buildroot and nix

I really want to make this work.  The main issue seems to be that
buildroot assumes LSB, and nix violates that.

https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Nix_vs._Linux_Standard_Base

Is there a way to introduce a compatibility layer?

I think apenwarr made an effort for redo:
https://github.com/NixOS/nix/issues/1904

asking on irc:

17:09 < doelie> hi. anyone aware of current efforts to make buildroot work on nix/nixos?
17:13 < mdash> doelie: i haven't heard of any, clever did this though https://github.com/cleverca22/not-os
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17:14 < doelie> mdash: neat. thanks for the link!
17:14 < mdash> looks like this buildroot-using thing calls buildFHSUserEnv https://github.com/swift-nav/piksi_buildroot/blob/v2.3.0-release/default.nix
17:18 < doelie> mdash: buildFHSUserEnv is probably the missing element i wasn't aware of.  thanks again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard
https://nixos.org/nixpkgs/manual/#sec-fhs-environments
https://github.com/swift-nav/piksi_buildroot/blob/v2.3.0-release/default.nix

https://github.com/cleverca22/not-os


EDIT: Added exo/deps/nixbr containing that default.nix




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