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bug#41704: [PATCH V2] services: nix: Set NIX_CONF_DIR environment variab
Peng Mei Yu
bug#41704: [PATCH V2] services: nix: Set NIX_CONF_DIR environment variable.
Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:58:11 +0800
Tobias Geerinckx-Rice writes:
> I agree with Ludo' that fixing this at the package level is more ‘appropriate’
> than in the service.
I agree too.
>> There is no obvious way to fix the error, so setting NIX_CONF_DIR is
>> easier. Perhaps someone can fix the nix package with a clean patch.
>> That would be better.
> Obvious is different things to different people, but here's my go-to approach.
> Override the relevant variables during the install phase without changing any
> run-time settings:
> diff --git a/gnu/packages/package-management.scm
> index c1e6657dff..fefa17a162 100644
> --- a/gnu/packages/package-management.scm
> +++ b/gnu/packages/package-management.scm
> @@ -551,6 +551,19 @@ out) and returning a package that uses that as its
> (build-system gnu-build-system)
> + (arguments
> + `(#:configure-flags
> + (list "--sysconfdir=/etc")
> + #:phases
> + (modify-phases %standard-phases
> + (replace 'install
> + (lambda* (#:key (make-flags '()) outputs #:allow-other-keys)
> + (let* ((out (assoc-ref outputs "out"))
> + (etc (string-append out "/etc")))
> + (apply invoke "make" "install"
> + (string-append "sysconfdir=" etc)
> + (string-append "profiledir=" etc "/profile.d")
> + make-flags)))))))
> (native-inputs `(("pkg-config" ,pkg-config)))
> (inputs `(("boost" ,boost)
> ("brotli" ,brotli)
> It installs correctly. I didn't test the service.
This is the clean patch I was asking for. The service works well on my
computer. Thank you. Please push this patch.
Peng Mei Yu