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Re: [alpine-user] Unable to install 3.8 Samba package due to cross-dependency of packages [SB]

From: Herry Herry <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:58:22 +0100

Hi Ian,

To my knowledge, you can extract an APK package using tar. I would suggest to extract samba-common-libs-4.8.2-r1.apk at root directory, and then install samba-client.

Hope this helps.


> On 12 Jul 2018, at 13:27, Senior, Ian <> wrote:
> Classification: Serco Business
> Hello,
> I am attempting to install Alpine Linux 3.8 aarch64 Samba onto an embedded system that does not have internet access.
> I have manually loaded 80% of the packages required for samba, but have hit a roadblock at the following two packages
> o samba-common-libs-4.8.2-r1.apk
> o samba-client-libs-4.8.2-r1.apk
> Unfortunately each of the above packages depends on the other, so I am unable to load either of them.
> Is there another way I can get these loaded, or can you update the release with the “” library moved out of the “samba-common-libs” package and into for example “samba-libs-4.8.2-r1.apk” which would break the cyclic dependency.
> Regards
> Ian
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