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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Latest News

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Linux-libre downgrade - Manual intervention required


For userspace-breaking bugs in 4.9.3-gnu, the linux-libre package has been downgraded to 4.8.17-gnu. Even, another kernel packages which are using this version will be downgraded too.

For this reason, all users are required to allow downgrades on their next update:

pacman -Suu

Server status


The server maintenance of 2017-01-14+48hours has been completed. The maintenance consisted of moving repo.parabola.nu and repomirror.parabola.nu from proton.parabola.nu to winston.parabola.nu.

The DNS TTL is set to 24 hours, so it may take a while for the switch-over to become visible to some users; in the mean time repo and repomirror will still work, they will just be slightly outdated.

[From Arch] xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra


The new version comes with the following changes:

  • xf86-input-libinput is the default input driver, however synaptics, evdev and wacom are still available.

  • These packages are deprecated: xf86-input-joystick, xf86 -input-acecad, xf86-video-apm, xf86-video-ark, xf86-video-chips, xf86-video- glint, xf86-video-i128, xf86-video-i740, xf86-video-mach64, xf86-video-neomagic, xf86-video-nv, xf86-video-r128, xf86-video-rendition, xf86-video-s3, xf86-video- s3virge, xf86-video-savage, xf86-video-siliconmotion, xf86-video-sis, xf86 -video-tdfx, xf86-video-trident, xf86-video-tseng

Scheduled Server Maintenance


Scheduled server maintenance is underway for server migration, cleaning, and security improvements. We expect this to be done in the next 48hours. Users may experience temporary downtime during this time.

[From Arch] OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction


The upgrade to OpenVPN 2.4.0 makes changes that are incompatible with previous configurations. Take special care if you depend on VPN connectivity for remote access! Administrative interaction is required:

  • Configuration is expected in sub directories now. Move your files from /etc/openvpn/ to /etc/openvpn/server/ or /etc/openvpn/client/.

  • The plugin lookup path changed, remove extra plugins/ from relative paths.

  • The systemd unit openvpn@.service was replaced with openvpn- client@.service and openvpn-server@.service. Restart and reenable accordingly.

This does not affect the functionality of networkmanager, connman or qopenvpn.

Older News

Blender update - Manual intervention required
New install medium 2016.11.03
[From Arch] ttf-dejavu 2.37 will require forced upgrade
GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 has been added as one of the license alternatives for PMC (Parabola Multimedia Collections)
GNU and Bola comic book titled "IoT" is available in British English language!
biblatex-biber deprecated in favor of biber - manual intervention required
[Software e Cultura no Brasil] Seminary and presentation videos are available!
Parabola will take part in Software e Cultura no Brasil
New install medium 2016.07.27
New RYF-seeking Hardware Crowdfunding Project - with Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Pre-installed!

Recent Updates (more)

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linux-libre-knock 4.9.4_gnu-1 i686/x86_64
linux-libre-audit 4.9.4_gnu-1 i686
clementine 1.3.1-6.parabola1 i686/x86_64
linux-libre-pck 4.9.3_gnu.pck1-1 armv7h
linux-libre 4.9.4_gnu-1 armv7h
linux-libre-xen 4.9.4_gnu-1 i686
linux-libre-nand 4.9.4_gnu-1 i686/x86_64
linux-libre-pae 4.9.4_gnu-1 i686
texlive-bin 2016.41290-10.parabola3 i686/x86_64
pantheon-files 0.3.1-1 armv7h/i686/x86_64
pantheon-photos 0.2.1-1 armv7h/i686/x86_64
uwsgi 2.0.14-7 armv7h
haskell-tasty-hunit 0.9.2-14 armv7h/i686/x86_64
bitcoin 0.13.2-3 i686/x86_64/armv7h
mosh 1.2.6-3 armv7h/i686/x86_64