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.

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libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention


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.

nvidia 455.28 is incompatible with linux >= 5.9


nvidia is currently partially incompatible with linux >= 5.9 [1] [2]. While graphics should work fine, CUDA, OpenCL, and likely other features are broken. Users who've already upgraded and need those features are advised to switch to the linux-lts kernel for the time being until a fix for nvidia is available.

ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention


The ghostpcl and ghostxps packages prior to version 9.53.2-2 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 9.53.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

ghostpcl: /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9 exists in filesystem
ghostxps: /usr/lib/libgxps.so.9 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9,/usr/lib/libgxps.so.9

to perform the upgrade.

Arch Conf 2020 schedule


On the 10th and 11th of October there is going to be an online edition of Arch Conf. The conference is going to have presentations from the Arch team along with community submitted presentations and lightning talks.

We are proud to announce the first revision of the schedule!


The conference timezone is CEST/UTC+2: https://everytimezone.com/s/40cc4784

Updates and additional information can be found on the conference page: https://conf.archlinux.org

See you there!

Cheers from the conference team.

Older News

Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!
Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2
PAM issues
AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys
zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention
nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention
hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention
firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention
Update to glibc 2.31 works now, but requires libseccomp 2.4.1-4.0
Recovered forum posts
ca-certificates-mozilla update breaking basic TLS functionality
conflicting files between xorgproto and libxp
SPI associated project
infrastructure problems
new pacman will auto-install pentium4 packages
pentium4 architecture available
libreadline was moved too early
icu broken
glibc 2.28
Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning
archlinux32-keyring issues

Recent Updates (more)

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python-atpublic 2.1-1.0 i486
gpxsee 7.34-1.0 i686
retroarch-assets-xmb 1:343-1.0 i686
libretro-beetle-psx 2469-1.0 i686
kdeplasma-addons 5.20.1-1.0 i686
libretro-beetle-psx-hw 2469-1.0 i686
python-atpublic 2.1-1.0 i686
retroarch-assets-glui 1:343-1.0 i686
retroarch-assets-ozone 1:343-1.0 i686
plasma-vault 5.20.1-1.0 pentium4
retroarch-assets-ozone 1:343-1.0 pentium4
mediastreamer 4.4.4-1.0 pentium4
retroarch-assets-glui 1:343-1.0 pentium4
retroarch-assets-xmb 1:343-1.0 pentium4
python-atpublic 2.1-1.0 pentium4