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Overlays

Overlays are popular. People who seem to understand nix speak about them approvingly.

Here is an example from Eelco himself example:

nixpkgs.overlays = [(self: super: {
    hostapd = super.hostapd.overrideDerivation(prev: {
        pathches = prev.patches or []
            ++ [./no-scan.patch];
    });
})]

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