Void is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux® kernel. Its package system allows you to quickly install, update and remove software; software is provided in binary packages or can be built directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection.
Currently there are over 5000 optimized binary packages for the x86, x86_64, ARMv6, ARMv7 architectures; also there's support to build (natively or cross compiling) from sources any package easily that is available in the XBPS source packages collection.
Void Linux is an independent distribution, developed entirely by volunteers.
Unlike trillions of other existing distros, this is not a modification of an existing distribution, its package manager and build system have been written from scratch.
Install once, update daily. Your system will always be up-to-date.
Thanks to our continuous build system, new software is built into binary packages as soon as the changes are pushed to the github repositories.
We were the first distribution to switch to LibreSSL by default, replacing OpenSSL.
xbps is the native system package manager, written from scratch with a 2-clause BSD license.
xbps allows you to quickly install/update/remove software in your system and features detection of incompatible shared libraries and dependencies while updating or removing packages (among others). See the usage page for a brief introduction.
xbps-src is the xbps package builder, written from scratch with a 2-clause BSD license.
This builds the software in containers through the use of Linux namespaces, providing isolation of processes and bind mounts (among others). No root required!
Additionally xbps-src can build natively or cross compile for the target machine, and supports multiple C libraries (glibc and musl currently).
The Inverse Path USB armory ARM platform is now fully supported and a 2GB SD image as well as a rootfs have been created to use Void on them.
Thanks to Enno Boland for testing the hardware and
making the required changes to
void-mklive to generate the
base platform package
In contrast to other supported platforms the USB armory has a static network configuration. Once the usb armory is plugged in and booted it will be registered as USB networking device. Configure the device as follows:
# ip addr add 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.0.0.255 dev enp0s20u2u3
Then log in using ssh:
# ssh 10.0.0.1 -lroot
The default password is
Check the downloads section to grab them!
A new XBPS stable version has been released: 0.44.1. This is a minor release that contains bugfixes.
xbps_get_pkg_fulldeptree() when a pkg depends on itself via
virtual packages. Reported by Duncan Overbrook.
portableproplib: fixed a regression introduced in 0.44 resulting in EBADF while internalizing plists.
xbps-uunshare(8): does not fork and run cmd in the child process anymore,
replaces the execution environment with cmd instead.
xbps-uunshare(8): do not fail if we cannot disable setgroups; some kernels
might not support it. Found by Christian Neukirchen on 3.16.
usage(), by Christian Neukirchen.
Updated zsh completions, by Christian Neukirchen.
xbps-checkvers(8): fixed regression introduced in 0.44 adding packages
manually to the list as arguments.
Please report issues at https://github.com/voidlinux/xbps/issues.