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 i686 can be found here.

Join us on #archlinux32 IRC channel on Libera, 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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OpenSSL 3.0.7

2022-11-17

OpenSSL 3.0.7 is now the current version of OpenSSL. If you experience problems like:

binary: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
binary: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.1.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

you can temporarily install `openssl-1.1` to fix the issue like so:

pacman -S openssl-1.1

This is especially the case for everything coming
from third party repos or the AUR.

systemd 251.2 breaks logins

2022-10-30

If you see this message after upgrading and booting:

Assertion 'close_nointr(fd) != -EBADF' failed at src/basic/fd-util.c:76, function safe_close(). Aborting.

Just boot into single user mode and comment out the following sections in `/etc/pam,.d/system-login`:

#-session   optional   pam_systemd.so

and in /etc/pam.d/system-auth:

#-auth      [success=2 default=ignore]  pam_systemd_home.so
#-account   [success=1 default=ignore]  pam_systemd_home.so
#-password  [success=1 default=ignore]  pam_systemd_home.so
#-session   optional                    pam_systemd_home.so

Removing python2 from the repositories

2022-09-23

Python 2 went end of life January 2020. Since then we have been actively cutting down the number of projects depending on python2 in our repositories, and we have finally been able to drop it from our distribution. If you still have python2 installed on your system consider removing it and any python2 package.

If you still require the python2 package you can keep it around, but please be aware that there will be no security updates. If you need a patched package please consult the AUR, or use an unofficial user repository.

Arch Linux mailing list changes

2022-09-16

As part of dropping Python 2 which is EOL, we have migrated our mailing lists from mailman2 to mailman3.

Rewriting of the "From" header and subject (to prepend the list name) have been disabled to keep the DKIM signature intact. This means "reply to mailing list" must be used when replying to the list and you may need to update your filters and rules matching the "From" header.

All existing subscriptions are migrated and you do not need to re-subscribe. For managing your subscriptions a new mailman3 account must be registered.

Older News

2022-08-30
Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities
2022-07-14
wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention
2022-05-12
CA certificates file is empty
2022-05-12
Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber
2022-05-09
QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup
2022-03-25
Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration
2022-02-23
Arch Linux Leader Election Results
2022-02-02
Debug packages and debuginfod
2022-02-01
ISO 2022.02.01 available
2022-01-21
linux-firmware 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 requires kernel >=5.3 and package splitting
2022-01-07
nss 3.73 crashes firefox
2022-01-07
Warning about upgrading to zstd 1.5.1
2022-01-07
error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.68
2021-10-25
libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
2021-06-15
pacman upgrade brings pentium4 automatically for via processors
2021-02-09
glibc 2.33 ISA mitigation and disabled libseccomp
2020-11-11
dhcpcd may(?) fail to get ipv4 address
2020-11-08
plasma-workspace needs manual intervention
2020-09-01
Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2
2020-08-22
PAM issues
2020-02-22
Update to glibc 2.31 works now, but requires libseccomp 2.4.1-4.0

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bluez-libs 5.66-1.1 pentium4
home-assistant 1:2022.11.5-1.0 pentium4
bluez-cups 5.66-1.1 pentium4
bluez-hid2hci 5.66-1.1 pentium4
bluez-plugins 5.66-1.1 pentium4
lirc 1:0.10.2-1.1 pentium4
bluez 5.66-1.1 pentium4
bluez-utils 5.66-1.1 pentium4
bluez 5.66-1.1 i686
bluez-plugins 5.66-1.1 i686
bluez-cups 5.66-1.1 i686
lirc 1:0.10.2-1.1 i686
bluez-hid2hci 5.66-1.1 i686
home-assistant 1:2022.11.5-1.0 i686
bluez-libs 5.66-1.1 i686