update according to https://www.archlinux.org/news/phasing-out-i686-support/
Arch Linux is an independently developed,
i686/x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling-release model. The default installation is a minimal base system, configured by the user to only add what is purposely required.
== Principles ==
=== Versatility ===
Arch Linux is a general-purpose distribution. Upon installation, only a command-line environment is provided: rather than tearing out unneeded and unwanted packages, the user is offered the ability to build a custom system by choosing among thousands of high-quality packages provided in the [[official repositories]]
, supporting the [[Wikipedia:P6 (microarchitecture)|i686]] and [ [Wikipedia: x86- 64|x86- 64]] architectures.
Arch is backed by [[pacman]], a lightweight, simple and fast package manager that allows to upgrade the entire system with one command. Arch also provides the [[Arch Build System]], a ports-like system to make it easy to build and install packages from source, which can also be synchronized with one command. In addition, the ''Arch User Repository'' contains many thousands more of community-contributed [[PKGBUILD]] scripts for compiling installable packages from source using the [[makepkg]] application. It is also possible for users to build and maintain their own custom repositories with ease.