13 Nix
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Nix is a purely functional package manager that exozyme users can use to install packages.



nix-channel --add https://nixos.org/channels/nixpkgs-unstable
nix-channel --update

to configure a channel (repository).

Now add the ~/.nix-profile/bin directory to your $PATH. For Fish, you can do this with fish_add_path ~/.nix-profile/bin.


You can install packages with nix-env --install. nix-env --query lists all directly installed packages and nix-env --uninstall will remove a package.

For graphical acceleration, desktop integration, and fixing locale warnings, see this ArchWiki page.

Basic of nix package manager (cheatsheet)

Description Command Example
List All Installed pkgs nix-env -q --
Query Installed pkgs nix-env -q search_term nix-env -q librewolf
Query Available pkgs nix-env -qa search_term nix-env -qa calibre
Install pkgs nix-env -iA nixpkgs.pkg_name nix-env -iA nixpkgs.sakura
Upgrade single pkg nix-env -u pkg_name nix-env -u librewolf
Upgrade All pkg nix-env -u nix-env -u
Uninstall pkg nix-env -e pkg_name nix-env -e sakura

Note: Installed binaries are stored in ~/.nix-profile/bin

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