The Adélie Linux custom package tree. Acts as an overlay in Gentoo, and a repository in Adélie.


README for Adélie Linux Package Set

Authors: A. Wilcox, primary maintainer
Adélie Linux Developers and Users, contributions
Status: Production
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 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.

nonfree: Bad packages

The 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 system or 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 (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 configuration is required. If you wish to add nonfree, see the instructions above, noting that $repo should be nonfree in this case.