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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dhcpcd may(?) fail to get ipv4 address


It seems, that dhcpcd has trouble, getting an ipv4 address.
This issue is reproducible for me on all my archlinux32 machines (be it virtual or bare metal), as well as all (or at least almost all) my raspberries running archlinux arm.
dhclient works fine, though.
In case it matters: The dhcp servers in the affected networks are qemu's internal dhcp server and dhcpd (from the dhcp package) running on i486 archlinux32.

See also upstream:
- https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/68515
- https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/68514

plasma-workspace needs manual intervention


plasma-workspace- cannot be installed with:

plasma-workspace: /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/kfontinst.mo exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)
plasma-workspace: /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/krdb.mo exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)
plasma-workspace: /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.kde.fontinst.policy exists in filesystem (owned by plasma-desktop)

use this to overwrite those duplicate files:

pacman -Sy --overwrite='*' plasma-workspace

Accessible installation medium


We are very happy to announce that accessibility features have been added to our installation medium with archiso v49. From release 2020.11.01 onward these are available via the 2nd boot loader menu item. A specific installation guide can be found on the wiki.

Many thanks go to Alexander Epaneshnikov who integrated the features from the TalkingArch project into archiso's releng profile, which is used for creating the installation medium.

Note: The boot loader timeouts have been set to 15s to allow blind users to select the menu item as the boot loaders themselves do not offer accessibility features.

libtraceevent>=5.9-1 update requires manual intervention


The libtraceevent package prior to version 5.9-1 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 5.9-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

libtraceevent: /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libtraceevent.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

Older News

nvidia 455.28 is incompatible with linux >= 5.9
ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention
Arch Conf 2020 schedule
Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!
Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2
PAM issues
AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys
zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention
nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention
hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention
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
pentium4 architecture available
libreadline was moved too early
icu broken
glibc 2.28

Recent Updates (more)

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psutils 2.04-1.0 i486
celestia pentium4
psutils 2.04-1.0 pentium4
psutils 2.04-1.0 i686
celestia i686
python-natsort 7.1.0-1.0 i486
sdl_image 1.2.12-7.0 pentium4
libjpeg-turbo 2.0.6-1.1 pentium4
croc 8.6.6-1.0 pentium4
python-natsort 7.1.0-1.0 pentium4
croc 8.6.6-1.0 i686
python-natsort 7.1.0-1.0 i686
tor pentium4
stunnel 5.57-1.0 pentium4
mtools 4.0.26-1.0 pentium4