Enable Community Repository

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The /community repository for an Alpine release contains community supported packages that were accepted from the testing repository. However, they are not supported beyond six months.

To enable the 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, formatted as in:


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

apk update

The community repository was introduced with Alpine Linux version 3.3, and required to enable it to continue to use some former main packages.