A simple, lightweight distribution for 32-bit CPUs

You've reached the website for Arch Linux 32, the community maintained continuation of 32-bit support for Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

Currently we have official packages optimized for the i686 and pentium4 architectures. Also most(ly) non-graphical packages are available for i486, too. Have a look at the required cpu flags to decide which architecture is the right one for you. Most packages from Arch Linux's community-operated package repository are also compatible with Arch Linux 32.

Instructions for the transition from Arch Linux to Arch Linux 32 can be found here.

Installation media which boot on x86_64 and i686 can be found here.

Join us on #archlinux32 IRC channel on Freenode, check out our forums or subscribe to the mailing list to get your feet wet. Also glance through the Arch Wiki if you want to learn more about upstream Arch.

Latest News

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dhcpcd may(?) fail to get ipv4 address

2020-11-11

It seems, that dhcpcd has trouble, getting an ipv4 address.
This issue is reproducible for me on all my archlinux32 machines (be it virtual or bare metal), as well as all (or at least almost all) my raspberries running archlinux arm.
dhclient works fine, though.
In case it matters: The dhcp servers in the affected networks are qemu's internal dhcp server and dhcpd (from the dhcp package) running on i486 archlinux32.

See also upstream:
- https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/68515
- https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/68514

plasma-workspace needs manual intervention

2020-11-08

plasma-workspace-5.20.1.1-1.1 cannot be installed with:

...
plasma-workspace: /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/kfontinst.mo exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)
plasma-workspace: /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/krdb.mo exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)
plasma-workspace: /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.kde.fontinst.policy exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)

use this to overwrite those duplicate files:

pacman -Sy --overwrite='*' plasma-workspace

Accessible installation medium

2020-11-01

We are very happy to announce that accessibility features have been added to our installation medium with archiso v49. From release 2020.11.01 onward these are available via the 2nd boot loader menu item. A specific installation guide can be found on the wiki.

Many thanks go to Alexander Epaneshnikov who integrated the features from the TalkingArch project into archiso's releng profile, which is used for creating the installation medium.

Note: The boot loader timeouts have been set to 15s to allow blind users to select the menu item as the boot loaders themselves do not offer accessibility features.

libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention

2020-10-23

The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

libtraceevent: /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

Older News

2020-10-21
nvidia 455.28 is incompatible with linux >= 5.9
2020-10-01
ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention
2020-09-23
Arch Conf 2020 schedule
2020-09-09
Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!
2020-09-01
Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2
2020-08-22
PAM issues
2020-07-28
AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys
2020-04-14
zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention
2020-04-13
nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention
2020-03-19
hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention
2020-02-22
Update to glibc 2.31 works now, but requires libseccomp 2.4.1-4.0
2020-02-14
Recovered forum posts
2020-01-25
ca-certificates-mozilla update breaking basic TLS functionality
2019-12-29
conflicting files between xorgproto and libxp
2019-11-23
SPI associated project
2019-11-14
infrastructure problems
2019-05-29
new pacman will auto-install pentium4 packages
2019-05-01
pentium4 architecture available
2019-01-14
libreadline was moved too early
2018-11-15
icu broken
2018-08-16
glibc 2.28

Recent Updates (more)

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npm-check-updates 10.2.2-1.0 i486
linux-pae-docs 5.9.11-1.0 pentium4
linux-pae 5.9.11-1.0 pentium4
npm-check-updates 10.2.2-1.0 pentium4
gnunet 0.14.0-1.0 pentium4
linux-pae-headers 5.9.11-1.0 pentium4
npm-check-updates 10.2.2-1.0 i686
gnunet 0.14.0-1.0 i686
gtk-doc 1.33.1-1.0 i486
jenkins 2.267-1.0 i686
stylelint 13.8.0-1.0 i686
gtk-doc 1.33.1-1.0 i686
stylelint 13.8.0-1.0 pentium4
jenkins 2.267-1.0 pentium4
gtk-doc 1.33.1-1.0 pentium4