kubernetes, alpine linux,

Install Kubectl on Alpine Linux

Mar 11, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Unfortunately there is no kubectl package under apk alpine package manager but still, there is a way to install it. Let’s install kubectl on Alpine Linux.


  • Alpine Linux
  • sudo privileges

Install Kubectl on Alpine Linux

Step 1. To download the latest version run.

curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/$(curl -s https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/stable.txt)/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl

Step 2. To download specific version change ${version} part with your desired version.

curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/${version}/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl

Step 3. Give kubectl executable permissions.

chmod +x ./kubectl

Step 4. Move the binary in to the Alpine PATH.

mv ./kubectl /usr/bin/kubectl


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