A simple, lightweight distribution

You've reached the website for Pac BSD, 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 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

ISO Now Available for Testers


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



This is already set on the iso, however, the pacman package ships the config with this set to require package ...

Site Is Still Under Construction


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. I am still busy setting up the website, and as soon as I am done, I will provide the ...



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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beadm 1.2.6-1 any
automake 1.15-9 any
openrc 0.17-7 amd64
autoconf 2.69-11 any
easy-rsa 3.0.1-1 any
freebsd-configs 20160324-1 any
autoconf-wrapper 20131203-3 any
ca_root_nss 3.22.2-1 any
pth 2.0.7-15 amd64
pacman 5.0.1-1 amd64
e2fsprogs 1.42.13-7 amd64
gnutar 1.28-5 amd64
cracklib 2.9.6-1 amd64
freebsd-world 10.3-2 amd64
bash 4.3.042-10 amd64