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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unar being replaced by unarchiver


The unar package has been dropped in favor of Arch's unarchiver. This was discussed in the mailing list some months ago.

If you are using unar, just install unarchiver. You'll be asked if you want to replace it, just accept and continue as any normal package installation.

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


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


pacman -S openresolv

prior to upgrading.

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


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


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


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 ...

Older News

[From Arch] zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention
CrazyToon has passed away
Continuation of i686 support
Kernels deprecation
New OpenRC and LXDE ISOs
Perl library path change
If you are having trouble with Megver83 GPG Key
Mesa upgrade may require manual intervention
[From Arch] ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention
Chromium blacklisted to respect your-freedom

Recent Updates (more)

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sqlite 3.25.0-1 x86_64
pcre2 10.32-1 x86_64
gnutls 3.5.19-2 x86_64
orca 3.30.0-1 x86_64
gst-libav 1.14.3-1 x86_64
python-setuptools armv7h/x86_64
json-glib 1.4.4-1 x86_64
gstreamer 1.14.3-1 x86_64
xf86-video-ati 1:18.1.0-1 x86_64
gst-plugins-base 1.14.3-1 x86_64
gstreamer-vaapi 1.14.3-1 x86_64
gst-python 1.14.3-1 x86_64
kdiff3 0.9.98.git20180916-1 x86_64
openmpi 3.1.2-1 x86_64
gst-plugins-ugly 1.14.3-1 x86_64