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[% WRAPPER title="The Nix Packages collection" menu='nixpkgs' %]
<p>The <em>Nix Packages collection</em> (Nixpkgs) is a set of nearly
6,500 packages for the Nix package manager, released under a <a
MIT/X11 license</a>. It supports the following platforms (though not
all packages work on all platforms):</p>
<li>GNU/Linux on 32-bit (<tt>i686-linux</tt>)</li>
<li>GNU/Linux on 64-bit x86 (<tt>x86_64-linux</tt>)</li>
<li>Mac OS X (<tt>x86_64-darwin</tt>)</li>
<li>Beta support for GNU/Linux on ARM's aarch64 (<tt>aarch64-linux</tt>)</li>
<p>On GNU/Linux, the packages in Nixpkgs are ‘pure’, meaning that they
have no dependencies on packages outside of the Nix store. This means
that they should work on pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution.</p>
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