Talk:Alpine Linux package management
note on apk update
There is an --update-cache or -U option which can be used together with apk <anything> that will first perform an apk update. Might be worth mentioning that. --Ncopa 11:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
"Packages and Repositories" section - ftp still being used?
The stated section currently has the following example of a valid repo:
Troubleshooting - "apk-tools is old"
Could the following instruction be added? This may not yet have been tested on a system that is still exhibiting this error message:
If edge is not tagged, upgrade from one of the edge/main mirrors. For example:
sudo apk add --upgrade apk-tools --update-cache --repository http://dl-2.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/main/ --allow-untrusted