Yes, git filter-branch failing because e.g. sed is either not
installed at all or not in PATH is what I meant.

I wasn't aware that this is "intended behavior", I thought that nix
packages were intended to be self-contained other than explicitly
declared dependencies

The way I ran into this was by building a docker image for a python
application that has a runtime dependency on git with
dockerTools.buildImage (code is here:
https://github.com/smarkets/marge/blob/master/dockerize.nix). Most git
commands work fine, but not ones that use the few commands that are
implemented as shell scripts. Pulling in the branch in the PR via
fetchTarball fixes the problem, but what would be the preferred way of
doing this?

alexander

On 10 July 2017 at 18:47, Eelco Dolstra via nix-dev
<nix-dev@lists.science.uu.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 07/10/2017 07:25 PM, Alexander Schmolck via nix-dev wrote:
>
>> ... because it appears to be missing dependencies like sed for
>> commands such as git-filter-branch which are implemented as bash
>> scripts.
>
> Broken how? What doesn't work?
>
> I guess you mean that some things fail if you execute with a $PATH that 
> doesn't
> contain the basic Unix utilities. This is likely the case for most shell code 
> in
> Nixpkgs.
>
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