Tutorials and Howtos

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Welcome to Tutorials and Howtos, a place of basic and advanced configuration tasks for your Alpine Linux.

The tutorials are hands-on and the reader is expected to try and achieve the goals described in each step, possibly with the help of a good example. The output in one step is the starting point for the following step.

Howtos are smaller articles explaining how to perform a particular task with Alpine Linux, that expects a minimal knowledge from reader to perform actions.

IMPORTANT: contributions on those pages must be complete articles as well as requesting topics to be covered, don't override already made contributions. If you want to request a topic, please add your request in this page's Discussion.

New users and Newbies

Installation: Use cases

Postinstall: desktops and applications

Developers: compilers, IDEs and tools

Servers: deploy in production





Desktop Environment

Raspberry Pi


IBM Z (IBM z Systems)





Other Servers

  • Patchwork (Patch review management system)
  • Redmine (Project management system)
  • Request-Tracker (Ticket system)
  • OsTicket (Ticket system)
  • Trac (Enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects)


  • Webmin (A web-based interface for Linux system)
  • PhpPgAdmin (Web-based administration tool for PostgreSQL)
  • PhpMyAdmin (Web-based administration tool for MYSQL)
  • PhpSysInfo (A simple application that displays information about the host it's running on)
  • Linfo


Complete Solutions