- Debian on arm
- Current Status
- 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 three ports to different flavours of little-endian ARM hardware:
- The ARM EABI (armel) port targets a range of older 32-bit ARM devices, particularly those used in NAS hardware and a variety of *plug computers.
- The newer ARM hard-float (armhf) port supports newer, more powerful 32-bit devices using version 7 of the ARM architecture specification.
- The 64-bit ARM (arm64) port supports the latest 64-bit ARM-powered devices.
Other ports to ARM hardware exist / have existed in and around Debian - see the wiki for more links and an overview.
For a full and up-to-date list of the different hardware supported by each of the ports, check the respective wiki pages. New ARM devices are released every week, and it's easier for people to keep information updated there.
Multiple machines are made available to Debian developers for ARM porting work: abel.debian.org (armel/armhf), asachi.debian.org (armhf/arm64) and harris.debian.org (armhf). The machines have development chroot environments which you can access with schroot. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
Documentation, debian-installer, kernel
- Riku Voipio firstname.lastname@example.org
armel porter and buildd maintainer
- Aurelien Jarno email@example.com
ARM buildd maintainer and general porter
- Wookey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve McIntyre email@example.com
Local admin for ARM machines, documentation and general porter
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.