Alpine newbie apk packages

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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

OS File Format Tools
Alpine .apk apk
Debian .deb apt,aptitude
Geento .tbz2 emerge
FreeBSD .txz pkg

Tutorial series

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Alpine newbie install manual Alpine newbie desktops

See Also

  1. Alpine newbie
  2. Alpine newbie install manual
  3. Alpine newbie apk packages
  4. Alpine newbie desktops
  5. Alpine newbie developer
  6. Alpine newbie lammers