Linux build from source


KaarPux is a complete Linux Distribution, where everything is build from upstream source code.

KaarPux feaures

KaarPux features a complete Linux system:
  • Linux 3 Kernel
  • Build system with GCC and clang/LLVM
  • Tools and libraries (including many from GNU)
KaarPux is also a complete Linux desktop:
  • X.Org X11 server and GNOME 3 desktop environment
  • Mozilla Firefox Web Browser and Thunderbird Mail
  • IcedTea Java based on OpenJDK
  • Libre Office personal productivity suite
KaarPux also includes Perl, Python, Ruby, Haskell, OCaml, and COQ.

Building KaarPux

With just a couple of commands, you can build the complete KaarPux Linux Distro directly from upstream source code.
Instructions are included for building directly on your own hardware, as well as for building in Virtual Machines.

Get Started

KaarPux comes with full documentation, and you are welcome to ask questions.
Jump directly to KaarPux building overview to get started!


2014-apr-17: KaarPux version 4.2.4:
  • linux version 3.13.10
  • WebKit version 2.4.1
  • icedtea7 (Java) version 2.4.7
  • Improved Linux kernel configuration
  • Bugs fixed, packages and documentation updated
2014-apr-09: KaarPux version 4.2.3:
  • openssl version 1.0.1g: Fixes CVE-2014-0160 (heartbleed)
  • Other packages updated
  • Build improvements
2014-apr-01: KaarPux version 4.2.2:
  • systemd version 212
  • icedtea7 version 2.4.6
  • net-snmp version
  • Improved homepage
2014-mar-26: KaarPux version 4.2.1:
  • Several Security Updates (mozilla, openssh, libpng, freetype, logilab)
  • Better Dependency Tracking with systemtap
  • Install packages in parallel
  • Tool for analyzing build performance
  • Bugs fixed, minor improvements
2014-mar-17: KaarPux version 4.2.0:
  • Flash Player version
  • Linux Kernel version 3.13.6
  • systemd version 211
  • MesaLib version 10.1.0
  • readline version 6.3
  • Scripts and Documentation for Virtual Machines
  • bugs fixed, minor improvements