Dependency solving in Nix

Posted on by Chris Warburton

I’ve added Dependency solving in Nix to my Nix pages. It’s about using Nix for projects which rely on legacy “package managers”. The latter have two major problems, which complicate the software supply chain and weaken security and reproducibility:

There seems to be a mistaken belief that Nix cannot run such constraint solvers. I don’t know where that idea originated, but it’s demonstrably false, since I’ve been doing it for years with various package managers (Cabal, Maven, SBT, etc.).

That’s why I’ve written that page, so I can link to it if I see anybody else make such claims!