Difference between revisions of "Enable Community Repository"

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Starting with Alpine Linux version 3.3, there is a new repository called '''community'''. Many packages have been moved from the main repository to community to indicate that they are not guaranteed to be supported beyond six months. If you are using any of these packages, be sure to add the community repository.
 
Starting with Alpine Linux version 3.3, there is a new repository called '''community'''. Many packages have been moved from the main repository to community to indicate that they are not guaranteed to be supported beyond six months. If you are using any of these packages, be sure to add the community repository.
  
Edit the {{Path|/etc/apk/repositories}} file using an editor ({{Pkg|nano}} for instance) and add (or uncomment) a line like:
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Edit the file {{Path|/etc/apk/repositories}} using an editor ({{Pkg|nano}} for instance) and add (or uncomment) a line that points to the "community" directory like:
  
 
'''http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/community'''
 
'''http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/community'''
  
After adding the community repository, obtain the latest index of available packages:
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After enabling the community repository, obtain the latest index of available packages with:
 
{{Cmd|apk update}}
 
{{Cmd|apk update}}
 
{{Tip|Adding the <code>--update-cache</code>, or for short <code>-U</code> switch to another apk command, as in <code>apk --update-cache upgrade</code> or <code>apk -U add ...</code>, has the same effect as first running <code>apk update</code> before the other apk command.}}
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:53, 9 May 2020

Starting with Alpine Linux version 3.3, there is a new repository called community. Many packages have been moved from the main repository to community to indicate that they are not guaranteed to be supported beyond six months. If you are using any of these packages, be sure to add the community repository.

Edit the file /etc/apk/repositories using an editor (nano for instance) and add (or uncomment) a line that points to the "community" directory like:

http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/community

After enabling the community repository, obtain the latest index of available packages with:

apk update