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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AUR Migration: New SSH HostKeys

2020-07-28

Due to the fact that the AUR has been migrated to a new server, the SSH HostKeys used to connect to the host have changed. These are the new keys fingerprints:

Ed25519: SHA256:RFzBCUItH9LZS0cKB5UE6ceAYhBD5C8GeOBip8Z11+4
ECDSA: SHA256:uTa/0PndEgPZTf76e1DFqXKJEXKsn7m9ivhLQtzGOCI
RSA: SHA256:5s5cIyReIfNNVGRFdDbe3hdYiI5OelHGpw2rOUud3Q8

The fingerprints above can also be found on the AUR home page when not logged in.

zn_poly 0.9.2-2 update requires manual intervention

2020-04-14

The zn_poly package prior to version 0.9.2-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 0.9.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get an error

zn_poly: /usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so  exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite usr/lib/libzn_poly-0.9.so

to perform the upgrade.

nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention

2020-04-13

The nss and lib32-nss packages prior to version 3.51.1-1 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 3.51.1-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
lib32-nss: /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib\*/p11-kit-trust.so

to perform the upgrade.

hplip 3.20.3-2 update requires manual intervention

2020-03-19

The hplip package prior to version 3.20.3-2 was missing the compiled python modules. This has been fixed in 3.20.3-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked pyc files that were created. If you get errors such as these

hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/avahi.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
hplip: /usr/share/hplip/base/__pycache__/codes.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem
...many more...

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/share/hplip/\*

to perform the upgrade.

Older News

2020-03-01
firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention
2020-02-24
The Future of the Arch Linux Project Leader
2020-02-22
Update to glibc 2.31 works now, but requires libseccomp 2.4.1-4.0
2020-02-22
Planet Arch Linux migration
2020-02-17
sshd needs restarting after upgrading to openssh-8.2p1
2020-02-14
Recovered forum posts
2020-01-25
ca-certificates-mozilla update breaking basic TLS functionality
2020-01-15
rsync compatibility
2020-01-04
Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression
2019-12-29
conflicting files between xorgproto and libxp
2019-11-23
SPI associated project
2019-11-14
infrastructure problems
2019-05-29
new pacman will auto-install pentium4 packages
2019-05-01
pentium4 architecture available
2019-01-14
libreadline was moved too early
2018-11-15
icu broken
2018-08-16
glibc 2.28
2018-06-30
Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning
2018-06-24
archlinux32-keyring issues
2017-11-13
Atom Feed Available
2017-11-08
Archlinux i686 EOL announced.

Recent Updates (more)

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cinnamon-control-center 4.6.2-1.0 pentium4
cinnamon-session 4.6.2-1.0 pentium4
cinnamon 4.6.7-1.0 pentium4
cinnamon-desktop 4.6.4-1.0 pentium4
go-ethereum 1.9.19-1.0 pentium4
python-adal 1.2.4-1.0 pentium4
python-adal 1.2.4-1.0 i486
cinnamon-control-center 4.6.2-1.0 i686
python-adal 1.2.4-1.0 i686
cinnamon 4.6.7-1.0 i686
cinnamon-session 4.6.2-1.0 i686
go-ethereum 1.9.19-1.0 i686
cinnamon-desktop 4.6.4-1.0 i686
exfatprogs 1.0.4-2.0 i486
vulkan-icd-loader 1.2.148-1.0 i486