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 9 months ago
- Priority changed from bug to discussion
yes they are compatible - the install guide explains the details
Updated by oaken-source 9 months 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.
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: <https://github.com/librerpi/rpi-open-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.