Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Is Now Supported on 64-bit RISC-V Hardware

The announcement comes from developer Manuel Fernandez Montecelo, who said that after a few weeks of hard work, he and his team managed to do an official 64-bit RISC-V bootstrap, which is now available in Debian Project’s debian-ports infrastructure for those who want to download packages on their RISC-V devices. According to Montecelo, there are currently more than 4,000 Debian packages successfully built for the RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64) architecture in the debian-ports infrastructure, which is the equivalent to approximately 30 percent of the packages from the Debian Sid (Unstable) software repositories.

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