A simple, lightweight distribution

You've reached the website for PacBSD, a lightweight and flexible BSDĀ® distribution that provides a base system for use of Pacman package manager.

Our packages match closely to ArchLinux packaging standards where possible. We Currently have official packages optimized for the 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.

While our community is still growing, you can get involved by visiting our IRC channels on irc.freenode.net in the rooms #pacbsd-chat and #pacbsd-dev Please also check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about PacBSD.

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Over the past few weeks we have been migrating everything over to a new server, due to some internal changes in maintainership as well as some issues with the old server. The progress of this migration is slowly coming along, for the most part our repos are back up and working in regards to fetching packages with pacman. The Wiki, Forums, and Bug tracker still need to be resetup on the new server. ...

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A new iso is available for testing for 64bit. Currently there are two install media, one for DVD/CD and one for USB devices. Be sure to select the right media. Dot img for usb and dot iso for CD/DVD. Download is available here Currently the main packages available for testing are: LXDE, chromium, Xorg, wine, transmission and a few Window Managers. New Packages are added daily and more DE should be available in a few days. ...

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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. ...

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The ISO is now available for testing, which can be found at ftp; Only x86_64 is available at this moment. ZFS Install Guide UFS Install Guide While everything is still in infancy you should be able to install and get X up and running. All of the core packages are compiled with clang 3.1 and have been signed, as for extra packages these currently aren’t signed yet so must have: SigLevel = Never in /usr/local/etc/pacman.conf This is already set on the iso, however, the pacman package ships the config with this set to require package signing, so must be disabled after install for now. ...

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I have been notified of a few issues that currently aren’t working on the website which I am fully aware of. I wasn’t expecting any publicity until I had finished, how ever, this can’t be avoided by now. Yes, the website is incomplete and not setup cleanly yet, the code hasn’t fully been changed to reflect the changes yet. I only setup the website yesterday, so please be patient, and I will get there in due time. ...

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Well, I’ve finally took the steps for getting the website up and running, though while somethings aren’t currently setup and working; I am working to the best of my capabilities to get everything working smoothly. It has took some time, but with a test ISO ready, and the website functional ( Kinda :p ), things should be ready for testers soon. ...

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