Include:Upgrading to Edge
An upgrade of Alpine Linux from a stable version to the rolling development version, edge can be done in a few simple steps. (These instructions assume that Alpine Linux is installed to a hard drive, rather than run-from-RAM.)
To begin, you need to update your /etc/apk/repositories file. Here are some shortcuts for doing so:
- Launch /etc/apk/repositories. Change the version number (such as v2.4) to edge. Enter to edit
- Or, edit the file in place:
The result should look like this:
Next, upgrade all your packages in one shot:
--available switch is used to force all packages to be upgraded, even if they have the same version numbers. Sometimes changes in uClibc have required doing this.
To check your current release:
You will see the build date attached to the release.