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

RSS Feed RSS Feed

libreadline was moved too early


libreadline 8 made it into [core], although not all packages were rebuilt against it yet.
This breaks several packages, some of them vital for the system.

Before proceeding to update, please check the package database for the updated packages if it mentions a 'not satisfiable dependency: "libreadline.so.7"'.
I'll update this notice when all/most packages have been rebuilt against the new readline package and have been moved to core/extra/community.

Sorry for the trouble,

most packages have been rebuilt and are in core/extra/community. Exceptions:

icu broken


It seems, I managed to break several packages by updating icu. The current list (known to our database / me) is:

i686/community/0ad-a23-4.0-i686 (0ad-a23-6.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/aegisub-3.2.2-28.0-i686 (aegisub-3.2.2-30.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/calibre-3.31.0-1.0-i686 (calibre-3.34.0-1.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/haskell-hakyll- (haskell-hakyll- now available in [community])
i686/community/kbibtex-1:0.8.1-2.1-i686 (kbibtex-1:0.8.1-3.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/community/pandoc-citeproc- (pandoc-citeproc- now available in [community])
i686/community/scribus-1.5.4-1.0-i686 (scribus-1.5.4-5.0-i686 now available in [community])
i686/extra/chromium-69.0.3497.92-1.0-i686 (chromium-70.0.3538.77-2.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/firefox-62.0-1-i686 (firefox-63.0.3-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/libreoffice-fresh-6.1.1-1.0-i686 (libreoffice-fresh-6.1.3-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/libreoffice-still-6.0.6-3.0-i686 (libreoffice-still-6.0.7-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/mpd-0.20.21-1.0-i686 (mpd-0.21.1-1.0-i686 now available in [extra])
i686/extra/thunderbird-60.0-4-i686 (thunderbird-60.3.1-2.0-i686 now available in [extra])

If you require any of those packages (or packages which depend on those), please postpone updates, until we rebuilt those packages.

glibc 2.28


A few days ago some (crucial) packages linked against glibc 2.28 were falsely moved to [core] [extra] [community], while glibc-2.28 was still in [testing].
This resulted in all kinds of serious errors.

glibc-2.28 is now in [core], so these issues should be fixable by running

pacman -Syu

I'm sorry for any caused troubles.

libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update requires manual intervention


The libutf8proc package prior to version 2.1.1-3 had an incorrect soname link. This has been fixed in 2.1.1-3, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2

to perform the upgrade.

Older News

Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning
archlinux32-keyring issues
js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention
glibc 2.27-2 and pam 1.3.0-2 may require manual intervention
zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention
Archlinux i686 EOL announced.
The end of i686 support
November ISOs available
Perl library path change
August ISOs available
July ISOs available
Atom Feed Available
Deprecation of ABS tool and rsync endpoint
ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention
mesa with libglvnd support is now in testing
Phasing out i686 support

Recent Updates (more)

RSS Feed
engrampa 1.22.0-1.0 pentium4
engrampa 1.22.0-1.0 i686
mate-desktop 1.22.0-1.0 i686
mate-desktop 1.22.0-1.0 pentium4
vim 8.1.1073-1.0 pentium4
vim 8.1.1073-1.0 i686
gvim 8.1.1073-1.0 i686
vim-runtime 8.1.1073-1.0 i686
gvim 8.1.1073-1.0 pentium4
vim-runtime 8.1.1073-1.0 pentium4
grilo 0.3.7-1.0 i686
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.4.1-1.2 i686
lasem 0.4.3-3.2 i686
gtksourceview3 3.24.10-1.1 i686
xfce4-weather-plugin 0.8.11-1.0 i686