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-sep-06: KaarPux version 4.6.0:
  • Most packages updated to latest version
  • Packages added: mcelog, i7z, tcllib
  • Bugs fixed
  • Other minor changes
2014-aug-27: KaarPux version 4.5.5:
  • OpenVAS improved
  • haskell version 7.8.3
  • Bugs fixed
  • Packages updated
  • Minor Changes
2014-aug-12: KaarPux version 4.5.4:
  • Bugs fixed
  • Many packages updated
  • Packages added for testing: ttystatus cliapp cmdtest
  • Package ntp removed (we now have systemd-timesync)
  • Many minor changes (in particular for testing)
2014-jul-24: KaarPux version 4.5.3:
  • Firefox and Thunderbird version 31.0
  • xorg and related packages updated
  • WebKit version 2.4.4
  • libreoffice version 4.3.0 RC3
  • icedtea7 version 2.5.1
  • gcc version 4.9.1
  • linux version 3.15.6
  • Other packages added and updated
  • Bugs fixed
  • Minor changes
2014-jul-13: KaarPux version 4.5.2:
  • Compilers updated (gcc 4.9; clang 3.4.2)
  • Other packages updated
  • Bugs fixed
  • Improvements to "make check"
  • Other additions, corrections, and improvements