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.

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ghostpcl>=9.53.2-2 and ghostxps>=9.53.2-2 updates require manual intervention


The ghostpcl and ghostxps packages prior to version 9.53.2-2 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 9.53.2-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors

ghostpcl: /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9 exists in filesystem
ghostxps: /usr/lib/libgxps.so.9 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib/libgpcl6.so.9,/usr/lib/libgxps.so.9

to perform the upgrade.

Arch Conf 2020 schedule


On the 10th and 11th of October there is going to be an online edition of Arch Conf. The conference is going to have presentations from the Arch team along with community submitted presentations and lightning talks.

We are proud to announce the first revision of the schedule!


The conference timezone is CEST/UTC+2: https://everytimezone.com/s/40cc4784

Updates and additional information can be found on the conference page: https://conf.archlinux.org

See you there!

Cheers from the conference team.

Kill Arch Bugs: Help us on the 13th of September!


We would like to hold a bug wrangling day on the 13th of September to reduce the large amount of open tickets. If you cannot take part in the bug wrangling day, then feel free to help us any time before that event.


Please review all bugs that were reported by you and check if they are still valid. Please request a task closure on the bug tracker if the task may be closed. Otherwise please provide further information so that we can continue to work on the bug. We cannot fix bugs without your feedback.


Join us at #archlinux-bugs channel on irc.freenode.net during 13th of September. As we live in different timezones not all devs and bug wranglers will be available at the same time, but feel free to report your issues to any dev available.

Also please check your mailboxes that may contain notifications about comments made on your tickets.

Watch out for missing /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2


libxcrypt provides /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2, while glibc only has /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.1
Arch for x86_64 pulls in libxcrypt via dependency (e.g. of systemd), but I experienced it not being installed on i686 and i486 (and most probably also pentium4).

This leads to broken linking in e.g. sshd:

# ldd /usr/bin/sshd 
	libcrypt.so.2 => not found

If this is the case for you after an update, install libxcrypt manually

pacman -S --asdeps libxcrypt

I'm reluctant to force-move systemd to core, because this might break other stuff which I'm currently not aware of.

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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
firewalld>=0.8.1-2 update requires manual intervention
The Future of the Arch Linux Project Leader
Planet Arch Linux migration
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
Upgrading may result in x265 dependency warning
archlinux32-keyring issues

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kcron 20.08.1-1.0 i686
libvirt-python 1:6.4.0-1.0 i686
libvirt-storage-iscsi-direct 1:6.5.0-3.0 i686
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