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.

Latest News

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libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


For now install the 'libffi33' shim package to make it work again.

Please also report broken packages here or in the forums.

pacman upgrade brings pentium4 automatically for via processors


Until pacman < 6.0.0,

Architecture = auto

in /etc/pacman.conf did properly switch from i686 to pentium4 only on amd and intel CPUs. With pacman 6.0.0, this now also works on via (and probably also all other) CPUs. If you are running archlinux32 on any such CPU, please follow the i686 -> pentium4 transition instructions outlined here after upgrading pacman.

Sorting out old password hashes


Starting with libxcrypt 4.4.21, weak password hashes (such as MD5 and SHA1) are no longer accepted for new passwords. Users that still have their passwords stored with a weak hash will be asked to update their password on their next login.

If the login just fails (for example from display manager) switch to a virtual terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and log in there once.

error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.68


Please note, that this is meant as a last resort if you need the software to work right now.
The correct way is to bother us devs (on irc or the bug tracker) to recompile the broken packages.

Older News

Move of official IRC channels to libera.chat
Installation medium with installer
Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio
glibc 2.33 ISA mitigation and disabled libseccomp
Chromium losing Sync support in early March
PHP 8.0 and PHP 7 legacy packages are available
Manual pages indexing service
Arch Linux mailing list id changes
dhcpcd may(?) fail to get ipv4 address
plasma-workspace needs manual intervention
Accessible installation medium
libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention
Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2
PAM issues
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

Recent Updates (more)

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nextcloud-app-mail 1.11.0-1.0 i486
python-xapian-haystack 3.0.1-1.0 i486
libpipeline 1.5.4-1.0 i486
nextcloud-app-calendar 1:3.0.0-1.0 i486
python-fpylll 0.5.6-5.0 i686
python-pplpy 0.8.7-3.0 i686
nextcloud-app-calendar 1:3.0.0-1.0 i686
python-xapian-haystack 3.0.1-1.0 i686
nextcloud-app-mail 1.11.0-1.0 i686
mailman 2.1.38-1.0 i686
linux-olpc-xo1-headers 5.15.4.arch1-1.0 i686
linux-olpc-xo1-docs 5.15.4.arch1-1.0 i686
linux-pae-docs 5.15.4-1.0 i686
linux-pae 5.15.4-1.0 i686
linux-olpc-xo1 5.15.4.arch1-1.0 i686