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Nix package manager
Nix is a purely functional package manager that allows transactional upgrades and roll-back, per-user unprivileged package management, garbage collection, and referentially-transparent build processes.

It was originally written by Eelco Dolstra as a doctoral project at Utrecht University, and is currently maintained at Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands.


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2016.


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