A simple, lightweight distribution

You've reached the website for Arch 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 possitble. We Currently we 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 #archbsd and #archbsd-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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Project Name Change


Over the next few days we will be migrating to a new name for the project. Due to potential trademark issues with using ArchBSD and our current logo. We have decided to rename the project.

The new name can currently be used to browser the website, but our current certificates only work with ArchBSD.net, so there will be warnings when browsing with https. We will have to wait a few days before our new certificate will be generated to work with *.pacbsd.org.

The Organization on git has been updated and can be found: PacBSD

After the migration to our new name PacBSD we will be switching to a new website and new logo.

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.

Older News

New Install 2013-07-12
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

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