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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Required update to recent libarchive

2019-10-16

The compression algorithm zstd brings faster compression and decompression, while maintaining a compression ratio comparable with xz. This will speed up package installation with pacman, without further drawbacks.

The imminent release of pacman 5.2 brings build tools with support for compressing packages with zstd. To install these packages you need libarchive with support for zstd, which entered the repositories in September 2018. In order for zstd compressed packages to be distributed, we require all users to have updated to at least libarchive 3.3.3-1. You have had a year, so we expect you already did update. Hurry up if you have not.

If you use custom scripts make sure these do not rely on hardcoded file extensions. The zstd package file extension will be .pkg.tar.zst.

`base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package - manual intervention required

2019-10-06

The base group has been replaced by a metapackage of the same name. We advise users to install this package (pacman -Syu base), as it is effectively mandatory from now on.

Users requesting support are expected to be running a system with the base package.

Addendum:
Be aware that base as it stands does not currently contain:
- A kernel
- An editor
... and other software that you might expect. You will have to install these separately on new installations.

astyle>=3.1-2 update requires manual intervention

2019-08-26

The astyle package prior to version 3.1-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 3.1-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

astyle: /usr/lib/libastyle.so.3 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libastyle.so.3

to perform the upgrade.

tensorflow>=1.14.0-5 update requires manual intervention

2019-08-20

The tensorflow packages prior to version 1.14.0-5 were missing some soname links. This has been fixed in 1.14.0-5, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname links created by ldconfig. If you get an errors like so

tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow.so.1 exists in filesystem
tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow_cc.so.1 exists in filesystem
tensorflow: /usr/lib/libtensorflow_framework.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite=usr/lib/libtensorflow.so.1,usr/lib/libtensorflow_cc.so.1,usr/lib/libtensorflow_framework.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

Older News

2019-07-11
libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention
2019-06-27
mariadb 10.4.x update requires manual intervention
2019-05-15
new pacman will auto-install pentium4 packages
2019-05-01
pentium4 architecture available
2019-01-14
libreadline was moved too early
2018-11-08
icu broken
2018-08-16
glibc 2.28
2018-07-14
libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update requires manual intervention
2018-06-30
Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning
2018-06-16
archlinux32-keyring issues
2018-05-04
js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention
2018-04-20
glibc 2.27-2 and pam 1.3.0-2 may require manual intervention
2018-02-22
zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention
2017-11-08
Archlinux i686 EOL announced.
2017-11-07
November ISOs available
2017-08-01
August ISOs available

Recent Updates (more)

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nss 3.47-1.0 pentium4
ca-certificates-mozilla 3.47-1.0 pentium4
gx 0.14.1-4.0 pentium4
shotcut 19.10.20-1.0 pentium4
dns-over-https 2.1.2-2.0 pentium4
lmms 1.2.1-1.0 pentium4
evilginx 2.3.0-4.0 pentium4
watchexec 1.10.3-1.0 pentium4
nspr 4.23-1.0 pentium4
brook 20190401-3.0 pentium4
baidupcs-go 3.6-2.0 pentium4
python-psycopg2 2.8.4-1.0 pentium4
nss 3.47-1.0 i486
nspr 4.23-1.0 i486
ca-certificates-mozilla 3.47-1.0 i486