SARPi Project - Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi

Slackware ARM current installer image and packages

The SARPi3 installer image and packages has been created specifically for installing Slackware ARM current on the Raspberry Pi 3, and incorporates the kernel_sarpi3, kernel-modules-sarpi3, sarpi3-boot-firmware, and sarpi3-hacks-3.0 packages. The installer image and packages were built on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2 running Slackware ARM current, using the official Slackware ARM current initial RAM disk and Raspberry Pi GitHub repository sources.

Additional Slackware ARM current packages

Additional Slackware ARM current packages supporting SARPi mini-projects, or any other needful purpose(s).

This SARPi installer image was created on 2021-04-11 22:58:45 UTC and uses kernel 5.10.27.

This image is the Slackware ARM current [ARMv7] installer for the Raspberry Pi 3.

* All SARPi build timestamps are based on the UTC timezone.

The installer is available as a disk image (.xz) archive to unpack and write to a SD card, or as a .zip archive containing all the necessary /boot files which you can manage yourself. Click on the filename to download. Click on 'md5' for the file checksum.

Slackware ARM installer Checksum
sarpi3-installer_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.img.xz md5 md5
System Packages
kernel_sarpi3-5.10.27-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5
kernel-headers-sarpi3-5.10.27-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5
kernel-modules-sarpi3-5.10.27-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5
sarpi3-boot-firmware-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5
sarpi3-hacks-3.0-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5

Linux kernel source package

This is the Linux kernel source code used to build the SARPi3 installer image and packages. Click on the package filename to download. Click on 'md5' for the file checksum.

Package Checksum Description
sarpi3-kernel-source-5.10.27-armv7-1_slackcurrent_11Apr21_sp1.txz md5 SARPi3 Linux kernel 5.10.27 source code.

SARPi build log

A build log of the SARPi3 downloads which are available on this page can be viewed here: sarpi3.BuildLog-11Apr21.txt

SARPi file descriptions

• sarpi3-installer_slackcurrent - Slackware ARM current installer disk image archive (.xz) for the Raspberry Pi 3. The installer was constructed using the official Slackware ARM current initial RAM disk and Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository sources. See the SARPi Slackware ARM Installation Guide [or the included README] for details on how to use this image for installing Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 3.

• sarpi3-installer-boot_slackcurrent - Raspberry Pi 3 boot-firmware, Linux kernel, and initrd [initial RAM disk containing the Slackware ARM installer] compressed file (.zip) archive. They are exactly the same files as those within the sarpi3-installer_slackcurrent disk image (.xz) archive. The difference being that these files can be extracted and easily managed individually, without having to write the entire image to a SD card.

• kernel_sarpi3-5.10.27 - Linux kernel package for the Raspberry Pi 3. This Linux kernel has been prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi 3 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository.

• kernel-headers-sarpi3-5.10.27 - kernel headers package for the Raspberry Pi 3. Kernel headers are the include files from kernel_sarpi-5.10.27 which are used by userspace programs and required when compiling most system software for Linux.

• kernel-modules-sarpi3-5.10.27 - kernel modules package for the Raspberry Pi 3. Kernel modules are pieces of object code that can be dynamically loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new functions. A lot of these modules provide support for devices such Wi-Fi adapters, sound devices, and other hardware. You can select which modules you want to load by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

• sarpi3-boot-firmware - Closed source boot-firmware blobs package for the Raspberry Pi 3. These blobs are essential for booting the Raspberry Pi device successfully. This boot-firmware was prepared specifically for the Raspberry Pi 3 device using the official source from the Raspberry Pi Foundation GitHub repository.

• sarpi3-hacks-3.0 - Fixes/modifications for Slackware ARM on a Raspberry Pi 3. See the sarpi-hacks.README for further details.

• sarpi3-kernel-source-5.10.27 - Linux kernel source used for building the kernel for the SARPi3 installer and packages. This source includes the appurtenant kernel .config file used during the build process.

Support for Slackware ARM

If you're in need of help, or have something to contribute, one of the best places to get (and offer) support for Slackware ARM is on the Linux Questions Forum. Another priceless resource is the Slackware Documentation Project.

Updated: 2021-04-06 14:02:27 UTC

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