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


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 ...

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


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

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
proton.parabola.nu server is up!

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acpi_call 1.1.0-151.0 i686
python2-backports.lzma 0.0.12-1.0 i686
bluegriffon 3.1-2.0 i686
blosc 1.14.4-1.0 i686
sysdig 0.23.0-1.0 i686
matterbridge 1.11.1-1.0 i686
redis 4.0.11-1.0 i686
wine-staging 3.13.1-1.0 i686
sx 2.0-1.0 i686
gitlab-shell 2:8.1.1-1.0 i686
ruby-gtk2 3.2.9-1.0 i686
wireguard 0.0.20180809-1.0 i686
dtkwidget i686
squid 4.2-1.0 i686
passenger 5.3.4-1.0 i686