It's been a while since I started to use Nixos, and I promised myself to improve the documentation/wiki, but since I haven't overcome yet the barrier of entry to that, and some of the information that I discovered/asked on irc/etc might otherwise be forgotten, I'll temporarily keep track of it here:
- Don't rely too much on nix-shell/nix-build: the Phases will kick you out of the shell if an error happens, and you won't be able to load the correct scripts, I reported this here but I'll probably need to add some more details
- Apparently there's no way to see software that is available for another platform (this would be useful in a porting effort): you have to manually grep nixpkgs yourself
- There's no way to do a partial match query on nix-env: just
nix-env -qaP "*"and grep it
- The nix manual is seriously paltry when discussing the Nix language itself: some operators aren't even mentioned (e.g.