Dev environment with nix and direnv¶
nix package manager, by running
curl https://nixos.org/nix/install | sh
or better, verify integrity of the installer script first according to https://nixos.org/nix/download.html.
If you would like to set up python manually run
from the project root and
nix will install all system dependencies
and make them available in your current shell. Then continue with the
Installation from source section.
You can also let direnv take care of
nix shell and a python virtual environment for you.
direnv for instance by running
nix-env -iA nixpkgs.direnv
Hook it into your shell
eval "$(direnv hook bash)" # for bash eval "$(direnv hook zsh)" # for zsh eval (direnv hook fish) # for fish
and add that line into
~/.bashrc (or equivalent) for future use if
ln -s nix/envrc-nix-python .envrc direnv allow
- Fetch all system dependencies with
- Activate the
- Create a python virtualenv for the project if necessary.
Now each time you
cd into this directory,
direnv will activate
to install the dependencies in