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Re: [alpine-devel] apk fetch --recursive broken in >= v3.7

From: Roger Newman <>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:39:57 +0100

Hi Dean,

without "--recursive" you will not fetch the packages dependencies. Take a look at an example from v3.6 where it works as expected.
I choose docker this time because of its dependencies.

## without --recursive

/ # apk fetch --keys-dir /etc/apk/keys --repositories-file /etc/apk/repositories --output /tmp/ docker
Downloading docker-17.05.0-r0

## with --recursive

/ # apk fetch --keys-dir /etc/apk/keys --repositories-file /etc/apk/repositories --output /tmp/ -R docker
Downloading device-mapper-libs-2.02.168-r3
Downloading libressl2.5-libcrypto-2.5.5-r0
Downloading libseccomp-2.3.2-r0
Downloading musl-1.1.16-r14
Downloading busybox-1.26.2-r9
Downloading ca-certificates-20161130-r2
Downloading iptables-1.6.1-r0
Downloading libmnl-1.0.4-r0
Downloading libnftnl-libs-1.0.7-r0

As you can see, only docker it self get fetched.

/ # apk fetch --help
Fetch options:
  -L, --link Create hard links if possible
  -R, --recursive Fetch the PACKAGE and all its dependencies
  --simulate Show what would be done without actually doing it
  -s, --stdout Dump the .apk to stdout (incompatible with -o, -R, --progress)
  -o, --output DIR Directory to place the PACKAGEs to

Roger Newman
Received on Mon Dec 04 2017 - 19:39:57 GMT