Unofficial repo for older LTS kernels

Older LTS kernels

Following on from the above thread, I’m thinking about building I have built LTS kernels from the AUR to make them available in an unofficial user repo.

My current builds are now available here:

These are built directly from the AUR packaging files. YMMV etc.

This repo has the same stepped cadence available as the other repos if you are already using one of those (make sure you don’t mix cadences).

How to use

Add this to your /etc/pacman.conf:

Server =$repo/$arch

Import my key:

sudo pacman-key --keyserver hkps:// --recv-key 76C6E477042BFE985CC220BD9C08A255442FAFF0
sudo pacman-key --lsign 76C6E477042BFE985CC220BD9C08A255442FAFF0

then install whichever kernel takes your fancy:

Popularity contest

Would you like older LTS kernels prebuilt and available in a repo?
  • Yes, and I would use it
  • Yes, it might be useful for someone else
  • No

0 voters


I need 4.19 on my laptop, so I might just use this. Thanks!


best to keep it simple to set only oldest :slight_smile: , and call Linux-legacy :slight_smile:

I don’t think kernel 3.16 is maintained any more… :crazy_face:

most lts is 2 years unles an distro prelonge the life…

It depends, quite a few are six years:

Version Maintainer Released Projected EOL
5.4 Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 2019-11-24 Dec, 2025
4.19 Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 2018-10-22 Dec, 2024
4.14 Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 2017-11-12 Jan, 2024
4.9 Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 2016-12-11 Jan, 2023
4.4 Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin 2016-01-10 Feb, 2022
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yeah that 2 years release is not so long ago before was longer but im a noob on such info :laughing:

Officially added to the Arch wiki page: