New in version 2017.7.0.
Does not require the machine to be Nixos, just have Nix installed and available
to use for the user running this command. Their profile must be located in
their home, under
$HOME/.nix-profile/, and the nix store, unless specially
set up, should be in
/nix. To easily use this with multiple users or a root
user, set up the nix-daemon.
This module exposes most of the common nix operations. Currently not meant to be run as a
pkg module, but explicitly as
For more information on nix, see the nix documentation.
Completely removed all currently 'uninstalled' packages in the nix store.
Tells the user how many store paths were removed and how much space was freed.
How much space was freed and how many derivations were removed
This is a destructive action on the nix store.
salt '*' nix.collect_garbage
Installs a single or multiple packages via nix
pkgs (list(str)) -- packages to update
attributes (bool) -- Pass the list of packages or single package as attribues, not package names. default: False
Installed packages. Example element:
salt '*' nix.install package [package2 ...] salt '*' nix.install attributes=True attr.name [attr.name2 ...]
Lists installed packages. Due to how nix works, it defaults to just doing a
installed (bool) -- list only installed packages. This can be a very long list (12,000+ elements), so caution is advised. Default: True
attributes (bool) -- show the attributes of the packages when listing all packages. Default: True
Packages installed or available, along with their attributes.
salt '*' nix.list_pkgs salt '*' nix.list_pkgs installed=False
Erases a package from the current nix profile. Nix uninstalls work differently than other package managers, and the symlinks in the
profile are removed, while the actual package remains. There is also a
nix.purge function, to clear the package cache of unused
pkgs (list(str)) -- List, single package to uninstall
Packages that have been uninstalled
salt '*' nix.uninstall pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
Runs an update operation on the specified packages, or all packages if none is specified.
pkgs (list(str)) -- List of packages to update
The upgraded packages. Example element:
salt '*' nix.update salt '*' nix.update pkgs=one,two