- Debian on arm
- Current Status
- General Information about ARM EABI
- Available Hardware for Debian Developers
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.
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 6.0.9, the following ARM sub-architectures are fully supported:
- iop32x: we support some IOP32x based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, such as the Thecus N2100, Intel SS4000 and GLAN Tank.
- ixp4xx: we support the popular Linksys NSLU2 device.
- kirkwood: we support Marvell's Kirkwood platform and we have specific support for a number of devices, including the SheevaPlug, QNAP Turbo NAS (TS-11x, TS-21x and TS-41x) and OpenRD.
- orion5x: we support Marvell's Orion platform and we have specific support for a number of devices, including the QNAP Turbo Station (TS-109, TS-209, TS-409) and HP mv2120.
agnesi.debian.org (arm) and agricola.debian.org (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.
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 email@example.com. The list is
archived at the debian-arm
It's also a good idea to sign up with the linux-arm mailing list.
You can find us on IRC on irc.debian.org on the channel #debian-arm.
This is a list of significant people who are currently involved in the Debian ARM port.
- Martin Michlmayr firstname.lastname@example.org
Documentation, debian-installer, kernel
- Riku Voipio email@example.com
armel porter and buildd maintainer
- Aurelien Jarno firstname.lastname@example.org
ARM buildd maintainer and general porter
- Wookey email@example.com
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
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.