FreeBSD distribution for ARM processors.

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Oct 24 13:24:12 UTC 2013

"John W. Kitz" <John.Kitz at> writes:

> Can someone please explain the rationale behind not providing a distribution
> for arm based systems, as it seems somewhat illogical to me that
> distributions are available for ia64, powerpc, sparc64 (see
> which are considered Tier 2 architectures
> while the official reason for arm being a Tier 2 architecture is the fact
> that no distribution is provided for it (see

The ARM port is mostly used for embedded work, for which a formal
distribution would not be helpful. There really aren't many standards
for peripherals beyond i2c, so it wouldn't be possible to support
different ARM-based devices with a single distribution.

Be well.

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