This repository holds unofficial updates to Debian's
opposed to what you can find at
, it is not
hindered by jessie's freeze, reluctant/busy maintainers or undertested
nature of some of the patches.
At present, it is targetted at jessie rather than
unstable, in hope of an unofficial stable release. My intent is,
if goals I consider to be key are met, to provide such a stable release with
security support via automated (and manual where needed) builds of packages
from security.debian.org whenever they appear.
This effort is currently done by Adam
Borowski (basing on work by Daniel Schepler, Thorsten Glaser and many
upstreams). This project is no way endorsed by Debian. Consider it an
unofficial test bed for work that, while meant to land in Debian in its
entirety, is not an officially recognized part. Hopefully, yet.
Update: the contents of this site is stale, with no updates since jessie.
Current work is done in Debian proper, in unstable.
Any amd64-capable machine can run x32.
What works: servery stuff, XFCE, MATE, LXDE.
What doesn't: Gnome3, Iceweasel (WIP in
Chromium (needs llvm), libreoffice (some java JNI issue). KDE works but is
Sound (ALSA ioctls work only from a 64-bit process. Workaround: multiarch
You need the host to run a proper kernel. This can be either:
You can then
debootstrap --arch=x32 --no-check-gpg jessie /my/chroot http://ftp.debian-x32.org/debian
Grab a mini-iso image: text
choose-mirror: doesn't list http://ftp.debian-x32.org,
you need to type this in manually
tasksel: "standard" fails, something about make vs
security.debian.org shouldn't be offered
EFI wants to make a "biosgrub" partition rather than
EFI doesn't boot after installation ("Boot from File" in the
EFI menu works)
- BIOS (virtualbox, qemu-kvm, real metal)
- EFI (qemu-kvm)
- text, graphical
- various partition types
- LVM, encryption
- grub, lilo
Past (jessie-era) queries
These are not updated and thus mostly historic -- FIXME.