ARM Port

Debian on arm

On these pages you'll find information about the ongoing effort of porting Debian GNU/Linux to the ARM architecture which is often found in embedded systems.

Current Status

Debian fully supports a port to little-endian ARM. The ARM EABI (armel) port has been integrated in Debian and the old (arm) port is deprecated.

As of our latest release, Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.10, the following ARM sub-architectures are fully supported:

General Information about ARM EABI

Please see the release notes and installation manual for more information.

Available Hardware for Debian Developers (arm) and (armel) are available to Debian developers for ARM porting work. The machine have development chroot environments which you can access with dchroot. Please see the machine database for more information about these machines.


Mailing lists

The Debian ARM port mailing list is located at If you wish to sign up, send a message with the word subscribe as the subject to The list is archived at the debian-arm list archives.

It's also a good idea to sign up with the linux-arm mailing list.


You can find us on IRC on on the channel #debian-arm.


This is a list of significant people who are currently involved in the Debian ARM port.


Chris Rutter who was the Project Coordinator and Autobuilder Coordinator for Debian ARM port got killed in a car accident. We dedicate the ARM port's release in the Debian GNU/Linux woody distribution to his memory.


These people were helpful in making the ARM port viable for Debian: Jim Studt, Jim Pick, Scott Bambrough, Peter Naulls, Tor Slettnes, Phil Blundell, Vincent Sanders


A dedicated page gather some links related to the ARM port.