After years of not being able to build a consistent set of Haskell libraries and more recently not being able to bootstrap the ghc compiler on 32-bit, Archlinux32 drops Haskell and all dependent packages. You can find a complete list of blacklisted packages and the rationals behind blacklisting on https://archlinux32.org/buildmaster/blacklist.php.
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.
Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention
On February 2nd, the
base-devel package group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
If you installed the
base-devel package group prior to this date, explicitly re-install it to get the new
base-devel package installed on the system:
pacman -Syu base-devel
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-legacy can be installed at the
same time as the latter uses a
-legacy suffix for its binaries and
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
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
- systemd 251.2 breaks logins
- 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
- ISO 2022.02.01 available
- Warning about upgrading to zstd 1.5.1
- nss 3.73 crashes firefox
- 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