README for Adélie Linux Package Set
|Authors:||A. Wilcox, primary maintainer
Adélie Linux Developers and Users, contributions
|Copyright:||© 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
system directory contains special packages used by Adélie for core
system functionality. This directory is kept separate from
facilitate sharing of user packages with other APK-based distributions.
user: User packages
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.
nonfree: Bad packages
nonfree directory contains packages that are under a restrictive or
commercial license. You need to read the license agreements to these packages
before installing them. Binary drivers for devices like high-end graphics
devices and wireless network controllers can be found here, as well as some
limited commercial software where it is legal for us to provide them.
Where it is not legal for us to redistribute a non-free package, you will need to build it yourself and install it on your system manually.
This section contains usage information for this repository.
As an overlay
This 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
nonfree 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
adelie-base) may in fact damage your Alpine
installation if installed. Please be careful.
distfiles.adelielinux.org is a round-robin for all available
Adélie mirrors. You may add a repository named above to
$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
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
user for APK. No configuration is required. If you wish to add
nonfree, see the instructions above, noting that
$repo should be
nonfree in this case.