A fully free, simple, and lightweight operating system

You've reached the website of the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. The Parabola project is a community driven effort to provide a fully Free (as in freedom) operating system that is simple and lightweight.

Derived from Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution), Parabola provides packages from it that meet the Free System Distribution Guidelines (FSDG) and replacements for the packages that don't meet this requirement. Packages are provided for the i686, x86_64, and armv7h architectures.

Our community is friendly and helpful. Please hop on IRC channel and check out our mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Parabola.

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netctl 1.18-1 and systemd 239.0-2.parabola7 may require manual intervention

2018-08-15

The new versions of netctl and systemd-resolvconf may not be installed together. Users who have both netctl and systemd-resolvconf installed will need to manually switch to from systemd-resolvconf to openresolv before upgrading.

If you get an error

:: unable to satisfy dependency 'resolvconf' required by netctl

use

pacman -S openresolv

prior to upgrading.

[From Arch] libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update requires manual intervention

2018-07-15

The libutf8proc package prior to version 2.1.1-3 had an incorrect soname link. This has been fixed in 2.1.1-3, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2

to perform the upgrade.

[From Arch] js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention

2018-05-05

Due to the SONAME of /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so not matching its file name, ldconfig created an untracked file /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so.0. This is now fixed and both files are present in the package.

To pass the upgrade, remove /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so.0 prior to upgrading.

[From Arch] glibc 2.27-2 and pam 1.3.0-2 may require manual intervention

2018-04-20

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after ...

[From Arch] zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention

2018-02-24

The zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 package was missing a library symlink that has been readded in 1.6.0-2. If you installed 1.6.0-1, ldconfig would have created this symlink at install time, and it will conflict with the one included in 1.6.0-2. In that case, remove /usr/lib/libzita-resampler.so.1 manually before updating.

Older News

2017-12-27
CrazyToon has passed away
2017-11-14
Continuation of i686 support
2017-10-27
Kernels deprecation
2017-10-11
New OpenRC and LXDE ISOs
2017-09-10
Perl library path change
2017-04-26
If you are having trouble with Megver83 GPG Key
2017-04-01
Mesa upgrade may require manual intervention
2017-03-16
[From Arch] ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention
2017-03-07
Chromium blacklisted to respect your-freedom
2017-02-27
proton.parabola.nu server is up!

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opensysusers 0.4.8-5 armv7h/i686/x86_64
opentmpfiles 0.1.3-8 armv7h/i686/x86_64
npm 6.4.0-1 armv7h
stone-soup 0.22.0-1 armv7h/x86_64
python-certifi 2018.8.13-1 armv7h
python-ruamel-yaml armv7h/x86_64
qt5pas 2.6.r57934-2 armv7h/x86_64
python-osc-lib 1.11.1-1 armv7h
python-oslo-config 6.4.0-1 armv7h
pandoc-citeproc 0.14.3.1-109 armv7h/x86_64
nodejs-lts-boron 6.14.4-1 armv7h
transcode 1.1.7-28 armv7h
haskell-juicypixels 3.3.1-1 armv7h/x86_64
abcde 2.9.2-1 armv7h/x86_64
python-hypothesis 3.68.0-1 armv7h