BlackArch Linux v2014.04.21 - Lightweight expansion to Arch Linux for pentesters and security researchers

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


BlackArch Linux is an Arch-based GNU/Linux distribution for pentesters and security researchers. The BlackArch package repository is compatible with existing Arch installs.

Changelog v2014.04.21

  • added new system packages: mplayer, abs, ack, bc, bridge-utils, darkhttpd, flashplugin, inotify-tools, irssi, makepasswd, mercurial, mplayer, rtorrent, scrot, strace, tor-browser-en
  • added .Xresources with entries for xterm
  • added wicd to system start (systemctl)
  • added wicd and wicd-gtk networkmanager
  • removed ‘xset r rate 150 100′ entry for X
  • updated menu entries
  • added more than 150 new tools
  • replaced zathura pdf reader with mupdf
Main Features
  • Support for i686, x86_64, armv6h and armv7h architectures
  • Over 750 tools (constantly increasing)
  • Modular package groups
  • A live ISO with multiple window managers, including dwm, fluxbox, openbox, awesome, wmii, i3 and spectrwm.
  • An installer with the ability to build from source.



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