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Re: [alpine-user] Setup an official "Alpine Linux Archive"?

From: John Miner <>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 02:46:20 +0100

Should be relativley trivial to checkout the appropriate commit on aports to build at any state, which is obviously one of the benefits of having the aports tree. Looks like he needs to cross-compile to arm, so maybe one answer would be to get on travis ci or other to make sure it builds prior to commiting a new version of alpine. has broken several times inevitably as things move around, so would be good to make sure it builds under different archs before commiting an alpine release. Maybe even improve the bootstrap documentation, then you aren’t in the business of storing binaries for multiple architectures.

Or maybe we could have a docker image prepared for each release that has everything in it to build that release under all archs, including a validated

> Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM
> From: "Natanael Copa" <>
> To: Yuan <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [alpine-user] Setup an official "Alpine Linux Archive"?
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:48:28 +0800
> Yuan <> wrote:
> > I setup up Alpine Linux on a raspberrypi a month ago, while the latest
> > release was 3.9.0.
> > For some reasons I cannot upgrade because it is located at a remote
> > location and nobody can rescue it if upgrade fails.
> > I also want to build some kernel modules for testing today, but I can
> > no longer access the exact dependencies required to build packages for
> > Alpine Linux 3.9.0 from the mirrors, especially the kernels, unless I
> > build them myself.
> >
> > It would be really nice to have a daily snapshots (or at least, minor
> > release snapshot) for official Alpine Linux packages like ArchLinux.
> > It will be benefit for users who have to stick to a specific version
> > and cannot afford the risk of upgrading the distro.
> Yes, I agree with this, and I think it is doable. It could be
> implemented as zfs snapshots or similar. We have talked about it, but
> infra team has more than enough on their hands currently.
> The question is for how long do we save those snapshots? 6 months? 1 or
> 2 years? forever?
> > Arch Linux Archive stores official repositories snapshots, which is
> > helpful for downgrading or restoring packages to a precise moment.
> >
> > PS: deeply apologize for sending subscribing mail to the wrong mail address.
> no worries. You are not the first and you will not be the last.
> -nc
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