I'm trying to install the whereis command on alpine linux 3.5

Actually I'm running the following command:

apk add --update whereis

But it is not working since I get this error:

fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.5/main/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
fetch http://dl-cdn.alpinelinux.org/alpine/v3.5/community/x86_64/APKINDEX.tar.gz
ERROR: unsatisfiable constraints:
  whereis (missing):
    required by: world[whereis]

It seems there is not a package whereis, surely I miss something. What should I do to get the whereis command?


You need to install the util-linux package:

apk add --update util-linux

Which contains the whereis binary.

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