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Awesome Arch

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Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86-64 general purpose GNU/Linux distribution versatile enough to suit any role. Development focuses on simplicity, minimalism, and code elegance. Arch is installed as a minimal base system, configured by the user upon which their own ideal environment is assembled by installing only what is required or desired for their unique purposes.

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Arch-based projects

Linux

Linux distributions strongly inspired by Arch Linux.

  • Arch Linux 32 - The community maintained continuation of 32-bit support for Arch Linux.
  • Arch Linux ARM - A distribution of Linux for ARM computers.

Not Linux

Non-Linux projects based on Arch Linux.

  • PacBSD - A lightweight and flexible BSD distribution that provides a base system for use of pacman package manager.
  • Arch Hurd - A derivative work of Arch Linux porting it to the GNU Hurd system with packages optimised for the i686 architecture.
  • ArchWSL - ArchLinux as a WSL Instance.

Arch-based distros

Desktop

Linux distributions based on Arch Linux for general use.

  • Manjaro - A professionally made Linux based operating system that is a suitable replacement for Windows or macOS.
  • ArcoLinux - A full-featured distribution.
  • ArchBang Linux - A lightweight distribution based on Arch Linux.
  • Archcraft OS - A Minimalistic Linux Distribution, Focused On Aesthetics & Based On Arch Linux.
  • Archman - An Arch Linux-based distribution which features the Calamares system installer and a pre-configured desktop environment.
  • Bluestar Linux - A GNU/Linux distribution that is based on Arch Linux.
  • EndeavourOS - A rolling release Linux distribution based on Arch Linux.
  • ArchLabs Linux - A distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface.
  • Namib GNU/Linux - A desktop operating system based on (and compatible with) the Arch Linux distribution.
  • ArchEX - A new (190612) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid.
  • Arch XFerience - A modern OS based on Arch Linux, built for day-to-day operations with tons of packages & features.
  • Ctlos Linux - Arch Linux based distro.
  • MagpieOS - Get a fresh experience of Arch.
  • Netrunner Rolling - Manjaro/Arch Linux based distro.
  • PuppyRus-A - Lightweight, portable and flexible Linux based on Arch, Puppy, Porteus.
  • TeLiSc OS - A simple GNU/Linux distribution based on Arch Linux which provides you a stable Arch Linux with i3 window manager.
  • Qubes OS (Archlinux Template) - A security-focused desktop operating system that aims to provide security through isolation (Unofficial Archlinux Template).

Specific purpose

Linux distributions based on Arch Linux with a specific purpose.

  • BlackArch Linux - (Security/Forensics) - An Arch Linux-based distribution designed for penetration testers and security researchers.
  • ArchStrike - (Security) - A distribution for security professionals and researchers based on Arch Linux.
  • SystemRescueCd - (Data Rescue) - An Arch-based Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM or USB drive, designed for repairing a system and data after a crash.
  • MorpheusArch Linux - (Data Rescue) - A distribution based on Arch Linux.
  • LinHES - (MythTV) - An attempt to make the installation of GNU/Linux and MythTV as trivial as possible.
  • UBOS - (Server) - A Linux distribution designed to greatly reduce the amount of time required to set up and maintain common network services.
  • TalkingArch - (Assistive) - A re-spin of the Arch Linux live ISO image, modified to include speech and Braille output for blind and visually-impaired users.
  • Archphile - (Raspberry Pi/ARM/Audio) - Yet another linux audio distribution for embedded boards.
  • BBQLinux - (Android Developers) - A user-friendly Linux distribution made for Android developers. It has everything on board to build AOSP or AOSP-based distributions like LineageOS or OmniROM.
  • RaspArch - (Raspberry Pi/ARM) - A “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM.

Pacman-based Linux distros

Linux distributions that use pacman as a package manager.

  • Chakra GNU/Linux - A user-friendly and powerful distribution and live CD originally forked from Arch Linux.
  • KaOS - KaOS is an independent distribution focused on Qt and KDE.

SystemD-free Arch-based distros

Linux distributions based on Arch Linux that implement alternative inits to SystemD.

  • Obarun - An Arch Linux based distribution featuring the S6 init software in place of systemd.
  • Artix Linux - A fork (or continuation as an autonomous project) of the Arch-OpenRC and Manjaro-OpenRC projects.
  • Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre - A community driven effort to provide a fully free (as in freedom) operating system that is stable, secure, simple, lightweight that tries to Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) with Long Term Support (LTS).
  • Parabola GNU/Linux-libre - An unofficial "libre" variant of Arch Linux.
  • Alfheim Linux - Systemd free Arch based Linux.

Arch Linux Installers

Installers created specifically to facilitate the installation of Linux Arch.

  • Anarchy - A simple and intuitive Arch Linux installer.
  • Archfi - Just a simple bash script wizard to install Arch Linux after you have booted on the official Arch Linux install media.

AUR Helpers

Search and download

  • Auracle (C++) - A flexible command line client for Arch Linux's User Repository.
  • pbget (Python) - Retrieve PKGBUILDs and local source files from Git, ABS and the AUR for makepkg.
  • repoctl (Go) - Make it easy to manage your local Arch Linux repository.
  • yaah (Bash) - A helper for the Archlinux User Repository (AUR).

Search and build

  • Aurutils (Bash) - Helper tools for the AUR.
  • Bauerbill (Python) - An extension of Powerpill with AUR and ABS support.
  • PKGBUILDer (Python) - An AUR helper (and library) in Python 3.
  • repofish (Bash) - Simple shell script used to manage a local archlinux repository.
  • RUA (Rust) - Build tool for Arch Linux providing control, review and jailed build options.

Pacman wrappers

  • Aura (Haskell) - A secure, multilingual package manager for Arch Linux and the AUR.
  • Pacaur (Bash) - An AUR helper that minimizes user interaction.
  • Pakku (Nim) - pacman wrapper with AUR support.
  • Paru (Rust) - AUR helper with all needed modern wrapper features, created by a former developer of yay.
  • pikaur (Python) - AUR helper with minimal dependencies. Review PKGBUILDs all in once, next build them all without user interaction.
  • Trizen (Perl) - Lightweight AUR Package Manager.
  • Yay (Go) - Yet another Yogurt, an AUR Helper written in Go.

Graphical

  • Argon (Python | GTK3) - lightweight GUI package manager for Arch Linux.
  • Cylon (Bash | TUI) - A CLI TUI menu driven bash shell script supporting updates, maintenance, backups and system checks for an Arch based Linux distro.
  • Pamac (Vala | GTK3) - Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux with Alpm, AUR, Appstream, Flatpak and Snap support.
  • Pakku GUI (Python | GTK3) - Basic GTK interface to (install|remove|upgrade) packages with pakku.
  • PkgBrowser (Python | Qt5) - A utility for browsing pacman databases and the AUR.
  • Octopi (C++ | Qt5) - A graphical user interface for the Arch Linux package management tool pacman.
  • Yup (Go | TUI) - Arch Linux AUR Helper with ncurses functionality and better searching and sorting.

Maintenance

  • aur-out-of-date - Determines out-of-date AUR packages w.r.t. upstream version.
  • aurpublish - PKGBUILD management framework for the Arch User Repository.
  • devtools - Tools for the Arch Linux distribution for building and maintaining official repository packages.
  • pkgbuild-watch - Alerts you to upstream activity.
  • pkgoutofdate - Checks whether Arch packages are out-of-date.

Other

  • arch-audit - A utility like pkg-audit based on Arch Security Team data.
  • aur-talk - A script to fetch and display AUR package comments.
  • aurvote-utils - A set of utilities for managing AUR votes.
  • haskell-aur - Haskell library for accessing Aurweb RPC interface.
  • package-query - Tool for querying libalpm and the AUR.
  • python3-aur - AUR-related modules and helper utilities (aurploader, aurquery, aurtomatic).
  • raur - Rust library for accessing Aurweb RPC interface.

Other projects

Projects linked to or inspired by Arch Linux that do not belong to any previous category.

  • Dotfiles Generator - Dotfiles generator that allows quick configuration of different Window Managers and tools in multiple operating systems, including any Arch Linux-based distribution.
  • Termux Arch - Run Arch Linux ARM on your mobile phone with Termux.
  • archlinux/base - A docker image based on Arch Linux.
  • Arch Linux on EC2 - Amazon EC2 AMIs based on Arch Linux
  • JuNest - A lightweight Arch Linux-based distro that runs, without root privileges, upon any Linux distro.

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