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


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


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!


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.

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.

Older News

[From Arch] xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra
Scheduled Server Maintenance
[From Arch] OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction
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!

Recent Updates (more)

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plymouth-openrc-plugin 0.1.2-1 any
sddm-consolekit 0.14.0-2 i686/x86_64
plymouth-legacy 0.8.8-4.parabola1 i686/x86_64
kio 5.32.0-2.parabola2 i686/x86_64
linux-libre-lts 4.9.16_gnu-1 i686/x86_64
linux-libre 4.10.4_gnu-1 i686/x86_64
openvpn 2.4.1-1 i686/x86_64
binutils 2.28.0-2 i686/x86_64
python-markupsafe 1.0-1 i686/x86_64
python-numpy 1.12.1-1 i686/x86_64
lightdm 1:1.22.0-1 i686/x86_64
mlt armv7h/i686/x86_64
git armv7h/i686/x86_64
tomcat8 8.0.42-1 any
tomcat7 7.0.76-1 any