Porting #3199

Support aarch64

gap - about 1 year ago - . Updated about 1 year ago.

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What is the current status of the aarch64 port?
There are no aarch64 packages; are armv7h (aarch32) packages compatible with aarch64?

What would it take to make aarch64 supported fully?



Updated by bill-auger about 1 year ago

  • Priority changed from bug to discussion

yes they are compatible - the install guide explains the details


Updated by gap about 1 year ago

What needs to be done to make Parabola have aarch64 package repos?
The Install Guide solution of using aarch32 packages on an aarch64 system is far from ideal.


Updated by oaken-source about 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to oaken-source

I'm working on a version of aarch64 parabola based off of aarch64 archlinuxarm.

What needs to be done is import an initial set of repository packages, and rebuild all of [libre] (that is not of arch any, those can be imported as well)

I need to do a first evaluation of the amount of effort that is necessary for this, but it is much more reasonable than for example the work needed for a riscv or ppc64le port.


Updated by gap about 1 year ago


I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 from before I found out about libre software which unfortunately needs a blob to even boot.
I could test aarch64 Parabola on it with the reverse-engineered libre firmware: <> although the project already stalled once and doesn't seem to have particularly good support yet.

Guix already packages this project, but I'd rather avoid Guix because it's not 100% libre; it allows proprietary works in its repos.

Please tell me if I could be of help.

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