When trying to run busybox httpd in alpine:latest image it ends with error

httpd: applet not found

How can I install httpd applet into Alpine image?

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    You cannot. That's a compile-time optional component in busybox. The real question is: why was busybox compiled without httpd... Commented Jun 27, 2018 at 13:34

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Alpine splits the busybox package, to get httpd and other networking tools:

apk add busybox-extras
  • and so my work is done 2 seconds after reading your answer! Commented Mar 21 at 3:08

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