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!


2015-mar-21: KaarPux version 4.8.6:
  • Xorg updated (xorg-server: version 1.17.1)
  • OpenSSL version 1.0.1m
  • OpenSSH version 6.8p1
  • Other packages updated
  • Documentation Updates
2015-mar-08: KaarPux version 4.8.4:
Many packages updated, including
  • firefox v 36.0.1
  • thunderbird v 31.5.0
  • glibc v 2.21
2015-feb-11: KaarPux version 4.8.3:
  • Mozilla and related applications updated
  • GNOME applications updated
  • Linux kernel updated
  • Other packages updated
  • Minor Changes and Documentation Updates
2015-jan-26: KaarPux version 4.8.2:
  • Firefox: EFF Privacy Badger
  • Xorg improved
  • libsndfile build from git
  • Bugs fixed
  • Many packages updated - including security updates
  • Documentation Changes
2015-jan-12: KaarPux version 4.8.1:
  • Linux kernel version 3.18.2
  • Many packages updated - including security updates
  • Many bug fixes - including security fixes
  • Minor Changes and Documentation Changes
2014-dec-14: KaarPux version 4.8.0:
  • GNOME updated to version 3.14
  • Other packages Updated
  • Minor Changes and Documentation Changes