My Alpine Linux Configurations

This document illustrates configuration of Alpine Linux post-installation.


Update and upgrade:

apk update
apk upgrade

Setup sudo:

apk add sudo
adduser foo
adduser foo wheel

Uncomment line 82 with 'wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL'

Installing some general packages:

sudo apk add build-base git curl wget

Installing dependencies for x:

sudo apk add libx11-dev libxft-dev libxinerama-dev ncurses dbus-x11

RPi specific dependencies for x:

sudo apk add xf86-video-fbdev

Clone, configure and install dwm, dmenu and st. OR any other desktop enviornment of your choice.

I use xwallpaper for setting my wallpaper. Following are the dependencies for compiling it:

sudo apk add autoconf libxpm libxpm-dev libxcb libxcb-dev xcb-util xcb-util-dev xcb-util-image xcb-util-image-dev pixman pixman-dev libjpeg-turbo libjpeg-turbo-dev libpng libpng-dev libseccomp libseccomp-dev

It might need this too:

sudo apk add automake

I use micro text editor.

Some other packages that I like to install:

sudo apk add htop man-db man-db-doc man-pages tree xclip chromium sxiv go ffmpeg mpd mpv


[ -n "$BASH_VERSION" -o "$BB_ASH_VERSION" ] && PS1='\[\e[38;2;255;192;203m\]:\[\e[38;2;159;175;175m\].\[\e[38;2;255;207;175m\]::\[\e[38;2;128;212;170m\]\W\[\e[38;2;0;0;1m\]\$\[\e[m\] '
export PS1

# Non-login shell
export ENV=~/.shrc

# Go
export PATH=$PATH:~/.local/go/bin:~/go/bin
export GOPATH=$HOME/go

# General
export PATH=$PATH:~/.local/bin

# pfetch variable
export PF_INFO="ascii title os host kernel uptime pkgs shell wm memory palette"



xwallpaper --zoom ~/.local/wallpapers/wp1-mountains.jpg &
topbar &
exec dwm



cdate() {
	date="$(date | awk '{print $1, $2, $3}')"
	time="$(date +%r)"
	echo " [$date  $time] "

mem() {
	mem="$(free -m | awk '/Mem:/ { printf $3"M / "$2"M" }')"
	echo "[RAM: $mem] "

cputemp() {
	temp="$(cat /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp)"
	temp="$(expr $temp / 1000)"
	echo "[CPU: $temp C]"

status() {
	echo "$(cdate) $(mem) $(cputemp)"

while true; do
	xsetroot -name "$(status)"
	sleep 1


# Executed for non-login shells.
# Path to this file needs to be set in ENV variable

alias ls='ls --group-directories-first'
alias du='du -hs'
alias m='micro'

Refrences and Links

⚬ Suckless
⚬ Micro Text Editor
⚬ Xwallpaper

That's all!