The Adélie Linux package tree.


README for Adélie Linux Package Set

Authors: A. Wilcox, primary maintainer
Adélie Linux Developers and Users, contributions
Status: Production
Copyright: © 2017-2018 Adélie Linux Team. NCSA open source licence.


This repository contains the Adélie Linux package set. It is used by the Adélie Linux build system for package building to create the repository used by Adélie's APK package manager.


As the Adélie Linux project is an open-source Linux distribution, packages contained in this repository must also be provided under a license recognised by the OSI. A separate repository may be provided in the future for certain non-free components, such as device driver firmware.


Any changes to this repository - additions, removal, or version bumps - must be reviewed before being pushed to the master branch. There are no exceptions to this rule. For security-sensitive updates, contact the Security Team at sec-bugs@adelielinux.org.


This section contains a high-level view of the contents of this repository. It does not list every package available; it is merely a guide to help you find what you need.

system: System-level packages

The system directory contains special packages used by Adélie for core system functionality. This directory is kept separate from user to facilitate sharing of user packages with other APK-based distributions.

user: User packages

The user directory contains packages that a user would typically be interested in installing. Desktop applications, server software (also known as daemons), and other useful packages can be found here.

harmony: Packages affected by Project Harmony

The harmony directory contains packages that are being discussed with Alpine Linux for later merging. These packages may either end up in system or Alpine's main depending on the outcome of discussions. (These packages are always available in the system repo when built by Adélie.)


This section contains usage information for this repository.

As an overlay

The user repository can be added as an overlay to any system running APK, which at the time of this writing includes Alpine Linux, postmarketOS, and a few others. However, please do not add system to a computer running a different distribution unless you are fully aware of the concerns surrounding mixing packages in such a manner. None of the packages in the system repository are useful for an Alpine computer, and some packages (such as baselayout or adelie-base) may in fact damage your Alpine installation if installed. Please be careful.

The domain distfiles.adelielinux.org is a round-robin for all available Adélie mirrors. You may add a repository named above to /etc/apk/repositories:


Where $version is the version of Adélie Linux you are running, or current for automatic upgrades, or dev for a rolling-release style distribution (which may be unstable - you have been warned!).

$repo should be replaced with the name of the repository you are wanting to use, such as user.

Run apk update to update the package index on your local system. The packages will then be available to you.

As a repository

The Adélie Linux system is preconfigured to use packages in system and user for APK. No further configuration is required.