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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If you are having trouble with Megver83 GPG Key

2017-04-26

Specifically the newest Linux-libre kernel

Try running:

   $ sudo pacman -S parabola-keyring
   $ sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys

Mesa upgrade may require manual intervention

2017-04-01

Due to a little boondoggle, some users may have trouble upgrading mesa because pacman can't figure out the dependency tree. If this is the case, and pacman tells you that it can't satisfy dependencies on mesa-libgl, then you should be able to resolve this by manually telling pacman that the resolution is libglvnd:

# pacman -Su libglvnd

Additionally, multilib users may need to manually downgrade from the no-longer-existing libre-multilib/lib32-mesa and friends to multilib/lib32-mesa and friends.

[From Arch] ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention

2017-03-16

The upgrade to ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 requires manual intervention because a symlink which used to be generated post-install has been moved into the package proper.

As deleting the symlink may leave you unable to download packages, perform this upgrade in three steps:

# pacman -Syuw                           # download packages
# rm /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt  # remove conflicting file
# pacman -Su                             # perform upgrade

Chromium blacklisted to respect your-freedom

2017-03-07

Due to outstanding privacy and freedom violations in Chromium, qt5-webengine and popcorntime have been removed. We will make our best effort to find replacements and patch any affected software. Please see our announcement on the mailing list following recommendation from Mr. Stallman.

proton.parabola.nu server is up!

2017-02-27

As you may have noticed, we have lost the public IP of the proton.parabola.nu server 10 days ago.

The unexpected outage (main website, bug tracker, email) is up now, however the DNS TTL is set to 5 minutes, so it may take a while for the switch-over to become visible to some users.

Older News

2017-01-18
Linux-libre downgrade - Manual intervention required
2017-01-17
Server status
2017-01-16
[From Arch] xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra
2017-01-14
Scheduled Server Maintenance
2017-01-03
[From Arch] OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction
2016-12-29
Blender update - Manual intervention required
2016-11-04
New install medium 2016.11.03
2016-11-01
[From Arch] ttf-dejavu 2.37 will require forced upgrade
2016-09-11
GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 has been added as one of the license alternatives for PMC (Parabola Multimedia Collections)
2016-09-09
GNU and Bola comic book titled "IoT" is available in British English language!

Recent Updates (more)

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elixir 1.4.5-1 any
ruby 2.4.1-3.parabola2 i686/x86_64
calibre 3.1.1-1.parabola1 x86_64
linux-libre-pae 4.11.6_gnu-1 i686
glib2 2.52.3-1 i686/x86_64
libreoffice-fresh 5.3.4-1 i686/x86_64
libblockdev 2.9-1 i686/x86_64
libreoffice-fresh-i18n 5.3.4-1 any
twisted 17.5.0-1 i686/x86_64
udisks2 2.7.0-1 i686/x86_64
openvpn 2.4.3-1 i686/x86_64
tensorflow 1.2.0-1 x86_64
gnome-panel 3.24.1-2 i686/x86_64
cinnamon-menus 3.4.0-1 i686/x86_64
cinnamon-session 3.4.1-1 i686/x86_64