A simple, lightweight distribution

You've reached the website for Arch BSD, a lightweight and flexible BSDĀ® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

Currently we have official packages optimized for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

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2 Years of ArchBSD


Well ArchBSD has been around for 2 years now. To view a complete list of what has been acheived in that time view the following:

2 Years of ArchBSD

New iso and img for i686 and x86_64


New ISO`s (still experimental ) are available on the ftp. Have fun and try to provide feedback using our irc channel #archbsd available on irc.freenode.net or the forum http.

New ISO 2014-05-05 (now with i686!)


New ISO`s (still experimental ) are available on the ftp. We support i686 architecture now.Have fun and try to provide feedback.

New ISO 2013-12-25


New ISO is available for download:

The ISO can be found on our ftp servers.

Currently no installer is available. Few fixes of the iso include.

/root /mnt /boot are now read / write, which should fix zfs installation issues, and allow importing of future keyrings.

Packages have been updated to the latest version, including FreeBSD 10 for better hardware support.

New Install 2013-07-12


A new ISO has been released with various bug fixes. Keyring should now be copied during install. Removed the hardcoded paths in grub.cfg and also updated all packages. The new keyring has been added too.

The iso can be found on our ftp servers.

Everything is still early stages, so if you do test and have any issues, please submit a bug report so it can be fixed.

Older News

FreeBSD World Split
Moving Servers
New Install 2013-05-03
Help Keep The Project Alive
ISO Now Available for Testers
Site Is Still Under Construction

Recent Updates (more)

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freebsd-world 1:10.1.20150330-1 x86_64
autoconf 2.69-1 any
beadm 0.8.5-5 any
archbsd-keyring 20140513-2 any
ca_root_nss 3.16-4 any
pacman-mirrorlist 20140916-1 any
automake 1.14-2 any
xmltoman 0.4-4 any
bdf-unifont 7.0.03-2 any
bigreqsproto 1.1.2-4 any
perl-text-csv 1.32-1 any
python-grooveshark 3.0-2 any
archbsd-keyring 20140907-5 any
python-six 1.7.3-2 any
pylint 1.2.1-1 any