Replacing a package

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How to Replace a Package in Alpine 1.7.x and 1.8.x

  1. Log in as root to the command-line console.
  2. cd YOUR_ALPINE_MEDIUM/apks
  3. wget http://dev.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v1.8/apks/PACKAGE_NAME.apk
  4. rm OLD_PACKAGE_NAME.apk
  5. md5sum *.apk | sort -k 2 | gzip > INDEX.md5.gz
  6. apk_fetch -u
  7. Stop any associated services
  8. apk_delete -f PACKAGE_NAME
  9. apk_add -f PACKAGE_NAME
  10. Start any associated services.