I am using latest stable version of alpine 3.9.4 image. this image comes with busybox -1.29.3-r10. I need to upgrade to busybox 1.30.0.

apk upgrade busybox command not upgrading the package. What is the right steps to upgrade busybox package in Alpine Linux?

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BusyBox 1.30.0 is currently available in the edge branch, so simply specify edge/main as the repository to pull from:

apk upgrade busybox --repository=http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/main

Alternatively, you could add edge/main permanently to your apk repo list:

echo "http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/edge/main" >> /etc/apk/repositories

apk upgrade busybox

Or, if you want to pin version 1.30 specifically, you can do so with apk add:

apk add busybox=1.30.1-r1 \

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