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Re: Nixpkgs stdenv upgrade

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Nixpkgs stdenv upgrade
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:29:22 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> You may want to increment grep to the 4-day-old 2.11.
>> Well no :-), as this would entail a full rebuild of the distro.
> Oh!  I didn't know updating one tool would require rebuilding
> all of them.  In that case, it's obviously not worthwhile.

Yeah.  This is a consequence of how Nix works to achieve build
reproducibility.  There’s some background at <http://nixos.org/nix/>.


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