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    I agree that having to use grep to find packages is tedious, but do note there are alternatives. One is nox - which provides a cache and a nicer interface to search. The other is using the web based search page - but that does impose a bit of a context switch.

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      Georges Dubus actually did reply on Twitter, pointing out nox. I’ve updated the story to reflect that. Thanks for mentioning these alternatives.

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      @kyle I may have run into the same issue you did with your FIDO Yubico key, I wrote up my symptoms and fix in this thread on their forum: http://forum.yubico.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1545

      Thanks for writing up your experience with NixOS, this was a nice read.

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        @pushcx I got this working. In NixOS, to add an extra udev rule (as far as I can tell), I added the following to configuration.nix:

          # FIDO YubiKey
          services.udev.extraRules = ''
             KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0664", GROUP="wheel", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1050", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0113|0114|0115|0116|0120"

        Thanks for the tip about the permissions; the rule I had been experimenting with didn’t have the proper permissions set. Now, it works just fine.

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          Great! Thanks for contributing back your Nix config; I plan on playing with it soon and that’ll come in handy.

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          I’ll give have to give that a try; I’ll update the post and comment here with the results. If this works, I’d be pretty happy :)

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          Awesome, great read. I only use NixOS in VMs at the moment and love it. I’ve considered going full NixOS, but I have a few dependencies on Apple software that would just be too annoying to give up right now.

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            I can understand that (I have a Macbook Air I use for non-development stuff still). Are you using it as a server OS at all?

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              I use it for personal server things (I wrote the Linode instructions on the wiki) but nothing professional. I work for a company soulless enough to run Red Hat. I’m not sure if I would use it for production things yet though. I’m just not sure how well the system scales to all those funny bespoke production needs that come up.

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                I’m just not sure how well the system scales to all those funny bespoke production needs that come up.

                That’s one of the things I’m curious about, as I’m not running it as a server OS anywhere. It does enough things differently that I’m not sure I’d want to be the ops team dealing with it; maybe at some point support will show up in the various configuration management services.