dotfiles/README.md

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Tudor's Dotfiles / Nix configuration

This is my Nix configuration, which works both for NixOS and for Nix

Acknowledgements to https://github.com/mrkuz/nixos for heavily inspiring the layout of this config.

Warning The configuration codified here was made to be used by me and only me. While I am publishing them to help others to learn Nix and dotfile management, copying them verbatim will likely produce an unusable system.

Installation

NixOS

First, provision a machine with NixOS.

Then:

Desktop:

  1. Clone this repo somewhere on the machine.
  2. nix run .#nixos-rebuild -- boot --flake .#<hostname> --use-remote-sudo

Remote server:

  1. nix run .#deploy-rs -- .#<hostname>

Any other Linux distro for sane people

The companion distro for this config is My Build of Fedora Silverblue. It is made with BlueBuild. The desktop-oriented configs in this repo are meant to be used with this Fedora build only.

  1. Provision a system with the ISO.
  2. Install Nix (my installer of choice is nix-installer).
  3. Clone this repo somewhere on the machine
  4. nix run .#home-manager -- switch --flake .#tudor

Considerations for WSL

Dependencies

The WSL setup assumes that you have 1Password and npiperelay npiperelay installed.

You can install npiperelay with winget:

winget install npiperelay

Installing the thing

Assuming you have Nix set up on some other machine, clone this repo and run:

nix build .#nixosConfigurations.wsl2.config.system.build.installer

This will build the distro tarball in ./result/tarball/. You can then import it in WSL:

# Create the directory that will store the distro's disk image
New-Item -ItemType Directory c:\WSL\NixOS
# Import the tarball as a distro in WSL
wsl --import NixOS c:\WSL\NixOS .\result\tarball\<whatever>.tar.gz
# Boot it!
wsl -d NixOS

Considerations for encrypting secrets

Secrets are encrypted and used through agenix. When provisioning a new machine, make sure to take its host public key and rekey secrets accordingly.