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 v3.2) 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 musl-libc have required doing this.
To check your current release:
You will see the build date attached to the release.