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Alpine Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC


Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 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.

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Alpine Summary
Distribution Alpine Linux
Home Page http://www.alpinelinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.alpinelinux.org/
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Documentation http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/
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 • 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
 • 2013-05-17: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.6.0
 • 2012-11-07: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.5.0
 • 2011-11-01: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.3.0
 • 2011-05-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.2.0
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 •2016-10-12 Alpine to use LibreSSL
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Feature 3.7.0 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
Release Date 2017-11-30 2017-06-17 2015-07-14 2014-05-21 2010-06-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 70-400 70-300      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- --
Package Management APK APK APK APK APK
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.7.0 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6

Full Package List:   Alpine Linux 3.6.2
  Number of packages: 248 (download as TXT)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
  •  acct-6.6.3-r0.apk
  •  alpine-base-3.6.2-r0.apk
  •  alpine-baselayout-3.0.4-r0.apk
  •  alpine-conf-3.6.0-r0.apk
  •  alpine-keys-2.1-r1.apk
  •  alpine-mirrors-3.5.0-r0.apk
  •  apk-tools-2.7.1-r1.apk
  •  arpon-3.0-r0.apk
  •  arpwatch-2.1a15-r14.apk
  •  attr-2.4.47-r6.apk
  •  awall-1.4.3-r0.apk
  •  bash-4.3.48-r1.apk
  •  bind-libs-9.11.1_p1-r0.apk
  •  bind-tools-9.11.1_p1-r0.apk
  •  blkid-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  bonding-2.6-r3.apk
  •  bridge-1.5-r3.apk
  •  bridge-utils-1.6-r0.apk
  •  btrfs-progs-4.10.2-r0.apk
  •  busybox-1.26.2-r5.apk
  •  busybox-initscripts-3.1-r1.apk
  •  busybox-suid-1.26.2-r5.apk
  •  bwm-ng-0.6.1-r3.apk
  •  ca-certificates-20161130-r2.apk
  •  c-ares-1.12.0-r0.apk
  •  cciss_vol_status-1.11-r2.apk
  •  chrony-3.1-r1.apk
  •  cksfv-1.3.14-r3.apk
  •  conntrack-tools-1.4.4-r0.apk
  •  cryptsetup-1.7.5-r0.apk
  •  cryptsetup-libs-1.7.5-r0.apk
  •  curl-7.54.0-r0.apk
  •  cutter-1.04-r0.apk
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.26-r10.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-2.11.1-r0.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-hardened-4.9.32-r0.apk
  •  dahdi-tools-2.6.1-r2.apk
  •  db-5.3.28-r0.apk
  •  dbus-1.10.14-r0.apk
  •  dbus-libs-1.10.14-r0.apk
  •  device-mapper-event-libs-2.02.168-r3.apk
  •  device-mapper-libs-2.02.168-r3.apk
  •  dhcp-4.3.4-r3.apk
  •  dhcpcd-6.11.5-r1.apk
  •  dhcrelay-4.3.4-r3.apk
  •  dnsmasq-2.76-r4.apk
  •  dnssec-root-20100715-r3.apk
  •  dosfstools-4.1-r1.apk
  •  e2fsprogs-1.43.4-r0.apk
  •  e2fsprogs-libs-1.43.4-r0.apk
  •  email-3.1.4-r3.apk
  •  ethtool-4.10-r0.apk
  •  eudev-libs-3.2.2-r1.apk
  •  expat-2.2.0-r0.apk
  •  findmnt-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  fping-4.0-r0.apk
  •  fprobe-1.1-r7.apk
  •  glib-2.52.1-r0.apk
  •  gmp-6.1.2-r0.apk
  •  gzip-1.8-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-libs-7.1.0-r0.apk
  •  htop-2.0.2-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-0.299-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-oui-0.299-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-pci-0.299-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-pnp-0.299-r0.apk
  •  hwdata-usb-0.299-r0.apk
  •  igmpproxy-0.1-r5.apk
  •  ip6tables-1.6.1-r0.apk
  •  iproute2-4.10.0-r1.apk
  •  iproute2-qos-0.5-r1.apk
  •  ipsec-tools-0.8.2-r5.apk
  •  ipset-6.32-r3.apk
  •  iptables-1.6.1-r0.apk
  •  iputils-20121221-r6.apk
  •  irssi-1.0.3-r0.apk
  •  kbd-bkeymaps-2.0.4-r2.apk
  •  keyutils-libs-1.5.9-r1.apk
  •  kmod-23-r1.apk
  •  krb5-conf-1.0-r1.apk
  •  krb5-libs-1.14.3-r2.apk
  •  lddtree-1.26-r0.apk
  •  ldns-1.6.17-r5.apk
  •  ldns-tools-1.6.17-r5.apk
  •  lftp-4.7.7-r2.apk
  •  libacl-2.2.52-r3.apk
  •  libattr-2.4.47-r6.apk
  •  libblkid-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  libbz2-1.0.6-r5.apk
  •  libcap-2.25-r1.apk
  •  libcom_err-1.43.4-r0.apk
  •  libcurl-7.54.0-r0.apk
  •  libc-utils-0.7.1-r0.apk
  •  libdnet-1.12-r7.apk
  •  libelf-0.8.13-r2.apk
  •  libev-4.24-r0.apk
  •  libevent-2.1.8-r1.apk
  •  libfdisk-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  libffi-3.2.1-r3.apk
  •  libgcc-6.3.0-r4.apk
  •  libintl-0.19.8.1-r1.apk
  •  libmagic-5.30-r0.apk
  •  libmnl-1.0.4-r0.apk
  •  libmount-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  libnet-1.1.6-r2.apk
  •  libnetfilter_conntrack-1.0.6-r0.apk
  •  libnetfilter_cthelper-1.0.0-r0.apk
  •  libnetfilter_cttimeout-1.0.0-r0.apk
  •  libnetfilter_queue-1.0.2-r0.apk
  •  libnfnetlink-1.0.1-r1.apk
  •  libnfsidmap-0.25-r1.apk
  •  libnftnl-libs-1.0.7-r0.apk
  •  libnl3-3.2.28-r0.apk
  •  libpcap-1.8.1-r0.apk
  •  libressl-2.5.4-r0.apk
  •  libressl2.5-libcrypto-2.5.4-r0.apk
  •  libressl2.5-libssl-2.5.4-r0.apk
  •  libressl2.5-libtls-2.5.4-r0.apk
  •  libsasl-2.1.26-r10.apk
  •  libseccomp-2.3.2-r0.apk
  •  libsmartcols-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  libssh2-1.8.0-r1.apk
  •  libstdc++-6.3.0-r4.apk
  •  libtirpc-1.0.1-r1.apk
  •  libusb-1.0.21-r0.apk
  •  libuuid-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  libverto-0.2.5-r2.apk
  •  libxml2-2.9.4-r4.apk
  •  linenoise-1.0-r0.apk
  •  links-2.14-r1.apk
  •  linux-firmware-20170330-r0.apk
  •  linux-hardened-4.9.32-r0.apk
  •  lm_sensors-3.4.0-r3.apk
  •  logrotate-3.12.2-r0.apk
  •  lsof-4.89-r1.apk
  •  lua5.1-libs-5.1.5-r2.apk
  •  lua5.2-5.2.4-r2.apk
  •  lua5.2-alt-getopt-0.7-r8.apk
  •  lua5.2-cjson-2.1.0-r7.apk
  •  lua5.2-libs-5.2.4-r2.apk
  •  lua5.2-pc-1.0.0-r9.apk
  •  lua5.2-posix-33.4.0-r0.apk
  •  lua5.2-stringy-0.4.0-r5.apk
  •  lua5.3-5.3.4-r1.apk
  •  lua5.3-libs-5.3.4-r1.apk
  •  lvm2-2.02.168-r3.apk
  •  lvm2-libs-2.02.168-r3.apk
  •  lxc-2.0.7-r5.apk
  •  lxc-libs-2.0.7-r5.apk
  •  lxc-templates-2.0.7-r5.apk
  •  lzo-2.10-r0.apk
  •  mdadm-4.0-r0.apk
  •  mkinitfs-3.1.0-r0.apk
  •  mtools-4.0.18-r1.apk
  •  musl-1.1.16-r9.apk
  •  musl-utils-1.1.16-r9.apk
  •  nano-2.8.4-r0.apk
  •  ncurses-libs-6.0-r7.apk
  •  ncurses-terminfo-6.0-r7.apk
  •  ncurses-terminfo-base-6.0-r7.apk
  •  net-snmp-5.7.3-r8.apk
  •  net-snmp-agent-libs-5.7.3-r8.apk
  •  net-snmp-libs-5.7.3-r8.apk
  •  net-snmp-tools-5.7.3-r8.apk
  •  network-extras-1.2-r0.apk
  •  newt-0.52.19-r0.apk
  •  nfs-utils-1.3.4-r1.apk
  •  nrpe-2.15-r5.apk
  •  nsd-4.1.15-r2.apk
  •  opennhrp-0.14.1-r6.apk
  •  openrc-0.24.1-r2.apk
  •  openssh-7.5_p1-r1.apk
  •  openssh-client-7.5_p1-r1.apk
  •  openssh-keygen-7.5_p1-r1.apk
  •  openssh-server-7.5_p1-r1.apk
  •  openssh-sftp-server-7.5_p1-r1.apk
  •  openvpn-2.4.2-r0.apk
  •  openvswitch-2.7.0-r1.apk
  •  parted-3.2-r5.apk
  •  paxmark-0.10-r0.apk
  •  pax-utils-1.2.2-r0.apk
  •  pciutils-3.5.4-r0.apk
  •  pciutils-libs-3.5.4-r0.apk
  •  pcre-8.40-r2.apk
  •  pcsc-lite-libs-1.8.21-r0.apk
  •  pingu-1.5-r1.apk
  •  pkgconf-1.3.7-r0.apk
  •  popt-1.16-r6.apk
  •  ppp-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-atm-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-chat-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-daemon-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-l2tp-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-minconn-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-passprompt-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-passwordfd-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-pppoe-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-radius-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  ppp-winbind-2.4.7-r5.apk
  •  quagga-1.2.1-r0.apk
  •  readline-6.3.008-r5.apk
  •  rpcbind-0.2.3-r3.apk
  •  rsync-3.1.2-r5.apk
  •  scanelf-1.2.2-r0.apk
  •  screen-4.5.1-r1.apk
  •  sfdisk-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  slang-2.3.1-r0.apk
  •  sntpc-0.9-r6.apk
  •  socat-1.7.3.2-r1.apk
  •  spl-hardened-4.9.32-r0.apk
  •  sqlite-libs-3.18.0-r0.apk
  •  ssmtp-2.64-r11.apk
  •  strace-4.16-r1.apk
  •  strongswan-5.5.3-r0.apk
  •  sudo-1.8.19_p2-r0.apk
  •  sysfsutils-2.1.0-r8.apk
  •  sysklogd-1.5.1-r0.apk
  •  syslinux-6.04_pre1-r1.apk
  •  tar-1.29-r1.apk
  •  tcpdump-4.9.0-r1.apk
  •  tcpproxy-2.0.0_beta15-r4.apk
  •  tinyproxy-1.8.4-r3.apk
  •  tmux-2.4-r0.apk
  •  tzdata-2017a-r0.apk
  •  unbound-1.6.2-r0.apk
  •  unbound-libs-1.6.2-r0.apk
  •  unrar-5.4.5-r0.apk
  •  usb-modeswitch-2.5.0-r0.apk
  •  usbutils-008-r1.apk
  •  util-linux-2.28.2-r2.apk
  •  v86d-0.1.10-r1.apk
  •  vim-8.0.0595-r0.apk
  •  vlan-1.9-r1.apk
  •  wireless-tools-30_pre9-r0.apk
  •  wpa_supplicant-2.6-r3.apk
  •  xfsprogs-4.5.0-r0.apk
  •  xtables-addons-2.11-r1.apk
  •  xtables-addons-hardened-4.9.32-r0.apk
  •  xz-libs-5.2.3-r0.apk
  •  zfs-0.6.5.9-r1.apk
  •  zfs-hardened-4.9.32-r0.apk
  •  zfs-libs-0.6.5.9-r1.apk
  •  zlib-1.2.11-r0.apk
  •  zonenotify-0.1-r3.apk


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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-19
Votes: 8


Small, minimalistic, configurable distro.
Based on fanfastic non-bloat musl libc.


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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-07
Votes: 10


Comes with almost everything you need. And it is:
- fast
- secure
- stable
- slim
- well-maintained
- good documented
- perfect for docker (host AND guest)

With a small bootstrapping script you will have an unattended installation method that fits your personal needs. See https://gist.github.com/thde/5312a42665c5c901aef4




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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-22
Votes: 6


Pro:
- Hardened Kernel
- OpenRC init
- Secure
- Quick installation
- Low RAM usage
- Easy to use
- Stable

This is excellent Linux Operating System for server!


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