Alpine Package Keeper (apk) is a package manager originally built for Alpine Linux, but now used by several other distributions as well.


The preferred build system for building apk-tools is Meson:


meson setup build –prefix=/

meson compile -C build

meson install -C build


While there is a legacy Makefile-based system available, it only works for musl-linux targets, and will be dropped in the apk-tools 3.0 release.


Online documentation is available in the doc/ directory in the form of man pages.

The apk(8) man page provides a basic overview of the package management system.