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Alpine Linux

Last Update: 2020-01-17 16:10 UTC


Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is musl and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 33 (312), 6 months: 41 (285), 3 months: 41 (304), 4 weeks: 59 (243), 1 week: 57 (232)

Average visitor rating: 8.29/10 from 28 review(s).


Alpine Summary
Distribution Alpine Linux
Home Page https://www.alpinelinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.alpinelinux.org/
User Forums --
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Documentation https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://alpinelinux.org/downloads
Bug Tracker https://bugs.alpinelinux.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-12-19: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.11.0
 • 2019-06-19: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.10.0
 • 2019-01-30: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.9.0
 • 2018-06-26: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.8.0
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.6.0
 • 2016-12-22: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.5.0
 • 2016-05-31: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.4.0
 • 2015-12-19: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.3.0
 • 2015-05-26: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.2.0
 • 2014-12-10: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.1.0
 • 2014-06-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.0.0
 • 2013-11-09: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.7.0
 • More Alpine releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 3.11.3 3.10.3 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
Release Date 2020-01-17 2019-10-21 2017-06-17 2015-07-14 2014-05-21 2010-06-16
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 100-500 100-500 70-300      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- --
Package Management APK APK APK APK APK APK
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture aarch64, armhf, i486, ppc64, s390x, x86_64 aarch64, armhf, i486, ppc64, s390x, x86_64 armhf, i486, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software Busybox, OpenRC Busybox, OpenRC BusyBox BusyBox BusyBox BusyBox
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.11.3 3.10.3 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6

Full Package List:   Alpine Linux 3.2.0
  Number of packages: 502 (download as TXT)
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  •  acf-alpine-baselayout-0.12.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-alpine-conf-0.8.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-amavisd-new-0.4.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-apk-tools-0.10.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-asterisk-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-chrony-0.7.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-clamav-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-clamsmtp-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-core-0.18.8-r0.apk
  •  acf-dansguardian-0.7.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-db-lib-0.1.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-dhcp-0.8.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-dnscache-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-dnsmasq-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-dovecot-0.5.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-fetchmail-0.9.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-freeswitch-0.6.0-r1.apk
  •  acf-freeswitch-vmail-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-gross-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-heimdal-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-iproute2-qos-0.4.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-ipsec-tools-0.11.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-iptables-0.7.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-jquery-0.3.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-kamailio-0.9.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-lib-0.7.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-lighttpd-0.4.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-lvm2-0.7.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-mdadm-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-opennhrp-0.10.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-openntpd-0.8.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-openssh-0.9.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-openssl-0.10.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-openvpn-0.10.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-pingu-0.4.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-postfix-0.8.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-postgresql-0.9.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-ppp-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-provisioning-0.7.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-quagga-0.10.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-samba-0.9.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-skins-0.6.0-r0.apk
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  •  acf-squid-0.10.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-tcpproxy-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-tinydns-0.10.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-weblog-0.10.3-r0.apk
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  •  alpine-baselayout-2.3.1-r5.apk
  •  alpine-conf-3.2.1-r1.apk
  •  alpine-keys-1.1-r0.apk
  •  alpine-mirrors-3.1.3-r1.apk
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.29-r0.apk
  •  amavisd-new-2.10.1-r1.apk
  •  apk-tools-2.6.0-r0.apk
  •  arpon-2.7.2-r2.apk
  •  arpwatch-2.1a15-r13.apk
  •  asterisk-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-fax-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-mobile-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-odbc-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-pgsql-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-sample-config-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-speex-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-srtp-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-tds-13.3.2-r1.apk
  •  avahi-libs-0.6.31-r7.apk
  •  awall-1.2.4-r0.apk
  •  bbsuid-0.6-r0.apk
  •  bind-9.10.2-r1.apk
  •  bind-libs-9.10.2-r1.apk
  •  bind-tools-9.10.2-r1.apk
  •  bkeymaps-1.13-r3.apk
  •  blkid-2.26.2-r0.apk
  •  bluez-libs-5.30-r1.apk
  •  bonding-2.6-r3.apk
  •  bridge-1.5-r3.apk
  •  bridge-utils-1.5-r2.apk
  •  busybox-1.23.2-r0.apk
  •  busybox-initscripts-2.2-r27.apk
  •  bwm-ng-0.6-r5.apk
  •  ca-certificates-20141019-r2.apk
  •  c-ares-1.10.0-r1.apk
  •  chrony-2.0-r0.apk
  •  cksfv-1.3.14-r3.apk
  •  clamav-0.98.7-r1.apk
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  •  clamav-lib-0.98.7-r1.apk
  •  clamav-scanner-0.98.7-r1.apk
  •  clamsmtp-1.10-r13.apk
  •  conntrack-tools-1.4.2-r2.apk
  •  consolekit-0.4.6-r1.apk
  •  cryptsetup-1.6.6-r4.apk
  •  cryptsetup-libs-1.6.6-r4.apk
  •  cups-libs-2.0.2-r2.apk
  •  curl-7.42.1-r0.apk
  •  cutter-1.04-r0.apk
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.26-r6.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-2.10.1-r0.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-grsec-3.18.14-r1.apk
  •  dahdi-tools-2.6.1-r2.apk
  •  dansguardian-2.12.0.3-r3.apk
  •  daq-2.0.4-r0.apk
  •  db-5.3.28-r0.apk
  •  dbus-1.8.16-r1.apk
  •  dbus-glib-0.102-r0.apk
  •  dbus-libs-1.8.16-r1.apk
  •  device-mapper-2.02.120-r0.apk
  •  dhcp-4.3.2-r0.apk
  •  dhcpcd-6.9.0-r0.apk
  •  dhcrelay-4.3.2-r0.apk
  •  djbdns-common-1.05-r45.apk
  •  dnscache-1.05-r45.apk
  •  dnsmasq-2.72-r1.apk
  •  dnssec-root-20100715-r2.apk
  •  dosfstools-3.0.27-r0.apk
  •  dovecot-2.2.18-r0.apk
  •  drill-1.6.17-r2.apk
  •  e2fsprogs-1.42.13-r0.apk
  •  email-3.1.4-r0.apk
  •  espeak-1.48.04-r0.apk
  •  ethtool-3.18-r0.apk
  •  expat-2.1.0-r1.apk
  •  fetchmail-6.3.26-r5.apk
  •  file-5.22-r0.apk
  •  fping-3.10-r3.apk
  •  fprobe-1.1-r7.apk
  •  freeswitch-1.4.18-r5.apk
  •  freeswitch-freetdm-1.4.18-r5.apk
  •  freetds-0.92.79-r1.apk
  •  freshclam-0.98.7-r1.apk
  •  gawk-4.1.2-r0.apk
  •  glib-2.44.0-r1.apk
  •  gmp-6.0.0a-r0.apk
  •  gnutls-3.4.1-r0.apk
  •  groff-1.22.3-r0.apk
  •  gross-1.0.2-r8.apk
  •  gsm-1.0.13-r0.apk
  •  haserl-0.9.35-r1.apk
  •  haserl-lua5.1-0.9.35-r1.apk
  •  haserl-lua5.2-0.9.35-r1.apk
  •  haserl-lua5.3-0.9.35-r1.apk
  •  heimdal-1.6_rc2-r1.apk
  •  heimdal-libs-1.6_rc2-r1.apk
  •  hiredis-0.13.1-r0.apk
  •  htop-1.0.3-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-pci-0.275-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-usb-0.275-r0.apk
  •  igmpproxy-0.1-r5.apk
  •  ip6tables-1.4.21-r3.apk
  •  iproute2-3.18.0-r0.apk
  •  iproute2-qos-0.5-r0.apk
  •  ipsec-tools-0.8.2-r3.apk
  •  ipset-6.24-r1.apk
  •  iptables-1.4.21-r3.apk
  •  iputils-20121221-r3.apk
  •  irssi-0.8.17-r0.apk
  •  jack-1.9.10-r1.apk
  •  jansson-2.7-r0.apk
  •  json-c-0.12-r1.apk
  •  kamailio-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-authephemeral-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-carrierroute-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-cpl-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-db-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-dbg-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-dbtext-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-debugger-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-doc-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-ev-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-extras-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-ims-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-json-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-ldap-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-lua-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-memcached-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-mysql-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-outbound-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-postgres-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-presence-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-redis-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-snmpstats-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-sqlite-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-tls-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-unixodbc-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-utils-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-uuid-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-websocket-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-xml-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  kamailio-xmpp-4.2.5-r0.apk
  •  keyutils-libs-1.5.9-r1.apk
  •  krb5-conf-1.0-r0.apk
  •  krb5-libs-1.13.1-r1.apk
  •  lame-3.99.5-r2.apk
  •  ldb-1.1.20-r0.apk
  •  lddtree-1.25-r1.apk
  •  ldns-1.6.17-r2.apk
  •  ldns-tools-1.6.17-r2.apk
  •  lftp-4.6.2-r0.apk
  •  libacl-2.2.52-r2.apk
  •  libattr-2.4.47-r3.apk
  •  libblkid-2.26.2-r0.apk
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  •  libcap-2.24-r1.apk
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  •  libc-utils-0.7-r0.apk
  •  libdnet-1.12-r6.apk
  •  libedit-20150325.3.1-r0.apk
  •  libev-4.19-r0.apk
  •  libevent-2.0.22-r0.apk
  •  libffi-3.2.1-r0.apk
  •  libgcc-4.9.2-r5.apk
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  •  libsasl-2.1.26-r6.apk
  •  libsrtp-1.4.4-r0.apk
  •  libssh2-1.5.0-r0.apk
  •  libssl1.0-1.0.2a-r1.apk
  •  libstdc++-4.9.2-r5.apk
  •  libtasn1-4.5-r0.apk
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Version: 3.11.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-02-24
Votes: 4


Alpine Linuux is Linux as it got to be. It's free of blobs, reliable, fast and lean. Keep it up!


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Version: 3.11.3
Rating: 6
Date: 2020-02-18
Votes: 6


Tested on Raspberry 4.

Alpine Linux is fast, fun, functional, but sadly no graphical client is delivered by default !?




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Version: 3.11.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-24
Votes: 11


As an OpenBSD guy, I have found that Alpine is the only Linux I can tolerate using. If you want simple, secure, and fast in the Linux world, and want to avoid the mess that is GNU tools, systemd, and glibc, and appreciate things like the BSDs and suckless.org, this is the Linux for you.


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