Alpine newbie apk packages
Packages provide the basic components of an operating system, along with shared libraries, applications, services, and documentation. Unix-like systems install thems with traditional way of "Configure && make && make install"
But any Operating System offer a centralized mechanism for finding and installing software, usually distributed in the form of packages (like apk or deb files), kept in repositories. That can be manage with a package management system.
This document will guide most new users to learh basic about Alpine package management and usage of, for most in deep usage please visit Alpine_Linux_package_management page.
Table of comparison with other Linux for packages