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Michael Raskin 1eb5f8bfc7 update-walker: allow filtering for SF tarballs 6 years ago
.github PR template: go back to old option name for now 6 years ago
doc DOC: unstable packages names should append -unstable, not -git or -svn 6 years ago
lib treewide: change $IN_NIX_SHELL handling 6 years ago
maintainers kde5.plasma: 5.7.2 -> 5.7.3 6 years ago
nixos gocd-agent / gocd-server: Reduce test memory requirements so Hydra builds 6 years ago
pkgs update-walker: allow filtering for SF tarballs 6 years ago
.gitignore kde5: consolidate packages into desktops/kde-5 7 years ago
.mention-bot Blacklist jhasse 7 years ago
.travis.yml travis: mount /run/user as 755 6 years ago
.version as always, no newline in .version 7 years ago
COPYING add code triagers badge 6 years ago
default.nix Separate fix-point from config importing hacks and other impurities 6 years ago


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Nixpkgs is a collection of packages for the Nix package manager. It is periodically built and tested by the hydra build daemon as so-called channels. To get channel information via git, add nixpkgs-channels as a remote:

% git remote add channels git://

For stability and maximum binary package support, it is recommended to maintain custom changes on top of one of the channels, e.g. nixos-16.03 for the latest release and nixos-unstable for the latest successful build of master:

% git remote update channels
% git rebase channels/nixos-16.03

For pull-requests, please rebase onto nixpkgs master.

NixOS linux distribution source code is located inside nixos/ folder.