install-pkg : where did it go?
install-pkg been removed?
Can anyone point me to an announcement and/or some alternative functionality?
For anyone wondering, it appears to have been removed. Replit has moved their systems to using Nix, with Nix being the package manager (instead of
install-pkg used some privilege escalation in the background to install packages with
apt, but now it seems to have been removed. I personally disagree with this change, but Nix seems okay for most use cases. I wish there was still a repl that did allow us to install apt packages still, as not everything is in the Nix package repositories, but this change was most likely made due to the lack of persistence when a REPL is shut down.