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Re: [alpine-devel]

From: Fredrik Paulsson <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 15:15:04 +0100

Thanks for the explanation of '><'!

I have already ran the setup_alpine script and I have a cache. If I make
'ls' of /etc/apk/cache I get the following:


Clearly my own apk:s telldus-core and libftdi are there.

What I find strange is that they are not referenced inside any APKINDEX
file of the cache?


2014/1/6 Ted Trask <>

> The >< indicates that the package is locked to a particular version. That
> happens any time you install a package from an apk file rather from a
> repository. You can remove that info from the end of the line if you would
> like to upgrade the package to match the latest in the repo. This will not
> solve your problem, however. The package is not installed on a reboot
> because apk cannot find the package. Try creating a local cache:
> Ted
> On Jan 5, 2014, at 8:22 AM, Fredrik Paulsson <>
> wrote:
> Hi,
> Trying to develop/build two new APK packages libftdi and telldus-core
> (home automation) by using the guides on the wiki and Alpine Linux 2.7.2.
> I have a chroot-environment and managed to build the packages in
> $HOME/aports. Copied the packages together with APKINDEX from
> $HOME/packages to a usb-stick.
> Installed the packages on another alpine linux system (2.7.2) and also
> made 'lbu commit', still they don't appear after reboot!?
> My guess is that /etc/apk/world is blocking them:
> libftdi-compat><Q14q0JoVME9CJeH9I0Fk/Hh2pMUQQ=
> telldus-core><Q1xI9XaVaXUEkNZm7YPxZfdpVjwCA=
> Why is '<>' added during installation?
> Thanks for any help,
> frepa - new on alpine linux
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