Goal: download (not install) old versions of Alpine packages, ultimately for use in a container.

For Debian, there's https://snapshot.debian.org/

I couldn't find anything equivalent for Alpine.

Is there an official source for old versions of Alpine Linux packages?

And I wasn't able to get the package I needed following this question on a similar topic: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/63939670/install-older-package-version-in-alpine

EDIT: specifically looking for tesseract-ocr 3.04, in a way that I can install with apk


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There is a web GUI for Alpine packages which can help you locate which Alpine distributions contained which versions of software.

Once you know the version of Alpine your package can be found in, you can search the browsable package repositories for the package you wish to download.

For example, the x86_64 package of tesseract-ocr version 3.04 can be found in the community repository of Alpine v3.6 at: http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.6/community/x86_64/tesseract-ocr-3.04.01-r1.apk

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