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Version: 1.22.0

Alpine Package Registry

Publish Alpine packages for your user or organization.

Requirements

To work with the Alpine registry, you need to use a HTTP client like curl to upload and a package manager like apk to consume packages.

The following examples use apk.

Configuring the package registry

To register the Alpine registry add the url to the list of known apk sources (/etc/apk/repositories):

https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/{owner}/alpine/<branch>/<repository>
PlaceholderDescription
ownerThe owner of the packages.
branchThe branch to use.
repositoryThe repository to use.

If the registry is private, provide credentials in the url. You can use a password or a personal access token:

https://{username}:{your_password_or_token}@gitea.example.com/api/packages/{owner}/alpine/<branch>/<repository>

The Alpine registry files are signed with a RSA key which must be known to apk. Download the public key and store it in /etc/apk/keys/:

curl -JO https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/{owner}/alpine/key

Afterwards update the local package index:

apk update

Publish a package

To publish an Alpine package (*.apk), perform a HTTP PUT operation with the package content in the request body.

PUT https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/{owner}/alpine/{branch}/{repository}
ParameterDescription
ownerThe owner of the package.
branchThe branch may match the release version of the OS, ex: v3.17.
repositoryThe repository can be used to group packages or just main or similar.

Example request using HTTP Basic authentication:

curl --user your_username:your_password_or_token \
--upload-file path/to/file.apk \
https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/testuser/alpine/v3.17/main

If you are using 2FA or OAuth use a personal access token instead of the password.

You cannot publish a file with the same name twice to a package. You must delete the existing package file first.

The server responds with the following HTTP Status codes.

HTTP Status CodeMeaning
201 CreatedThe package has been published.
400 Bad RequestThe package name, version, branch, repository or architecture are invalid.
409 ConflictA package file with the same combination of parameters exist already in the package.

Delete a package

To delete an Alpine package perform a HTTP DELETE operation. This will delete the package version too if there is no file left.

DELETE https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/{owner}/alpine/{branch}/{repository}/{architecture}/{filename}
ParameterDescription
ownerThe owner of the package.
branchThe branch to use.
repositoryThe repository to use.
architectureThe package architecture.
filenameThe file to delete.

Example request using HTTP Basic authentication:

curl --user your_username:your_token_or_password -X DELETE \
https://gitea.example.com/api/packages/testuser/alpine/v3.17/main/test-package-1.0.0.apk

The server responds with the following HTTP Status codes.

HTTP Status CodeMeaning
204 No ContentSuccess
404 Not FoundThe package or file was not found.

Install a package

To install a package from the Alpine registry, execute the following commands:

# use latest version
apk add {package_name}
# use specific version
apk add {package_name}={package_version}