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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PHP 8.2 update and introduction of legacy branch


The php packages have been updated to the latest version 8.2. In addition to this, a new set of php-legacy packages have been introduced. These will follow the oldest but still actively supported PHP branch. This enables users to install the latest version but also introduces the option to use third party applications that might rely on an older version. Both branches will be kept up to date following our rolling release model. php and php-legacy can be installed at the same time as the latter uses a -legacy suffix for its binaries and configuration files.

In addition to this, the php7 packages have been removed as they reached end of life. The imap extension will no longer be provided as it relies on the c-client library which has been abandoned for many years.

In memory of Jonathon Fernyhough


Arch Linux mourns the sudden loss of Jonathon Fernyhough, known in our community as jonathon, who passed away on Saturday night.

Jonathon was an active participant and contributor to Arch Linux, several derived distributions, the AUR and through personal repositories. He was enthusiastic, helpful and eager to contribute towards improving the free and open source software community as a whole.

On behalf of the wider Arch Linux community, our condolences go out to his family and friends.

OpenSSL 3.0.7


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


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

Older News

Removing python2 from the repositories
Arch Linux mailing list changes
Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities
wxWidgets 3.2 update may need manual intervention
CA certificates file is empty
Undone replacement of pipewire-media-session with wireplumber
QEMU >= 7.0.0 changes split package setup
Keycloak 17.0.1-2 update requires manual reconfiguration
Arch Linux Leader Election Results
ISO 2022.02.01 available
nss 3.73 crashes firefox
Warning about upgrading to zstd 1.5.1
error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.68
libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
pacman upgrade brings pentium4 automatically for via processors
glibc 2.33 ISA mitigation and disabled libseccomp
dhcpcd may(?) fail to get ipv4 address
plasma-workspace needs 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

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lto-dump 12.2.1-1.0 i686
libgccjit 12.2.1-1.0 i686
glibc 2.36-7.1 i686
gcc 12.2.1-1.0 i686
libpcap 1.10.3-1.0 i686
gcc-d 12.2.1-1.0 i686
tcpdump 4.99.3-1.0 i686
elfutils 0.188-2.0 i686
debuginfod 0.188-2.0 i686
libelf 0.188-2.0 i686
gcc-libs 12.2.1-1.0 i686
gcc-go 12.2.1-1.0 i686
gcc-objc 12.2.1-1.0 i686
gcc-fortran 12.2.1-1.0 i686
gcc-ada 12.2.1-1.0 i686