When you are a beginner on Alpine Linux, you want to use nano a text editor for editing a file and get this error 😕🤷♂️
why does this happen??
Alpine Linux is a Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency and has a small size for the fast boot-up time. by default haven't a nano text editor that you must install.
Install Nano on Alpine Linux
First, you need to get updated remote repositories changes as packages are added and upgraded.
Get this result
/ # apk update fetch https://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.15/main/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz fetch https://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.15/community/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz v3.15.0-258-gd5d32e35cf [https://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.15/main] v3.15.0-256-g047dab5823 [https://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.15/community] OK: 15857 distinct packages available
now you can install nano by this command
apk add nano
wait to install nano
/ # apk add nano (1/3) Installing ncurses-terminfo-base (6.3_p20211120-r0) (2/3) Installing ncurses-libs (6.3_p20211120-r0) (3/3) Installing nano (5.9-r0) Executing busybox-1.34.1-r3.trigger OK: 7 MiB in 17 packages
You have a nano text editor on Alpine Linux 😁😁
if you got any errors, then I suggest you use the comment section below and let me know!