Devuan GNU+Linux is a free software operating system for your computer. Free software means you are free to use, copy and distribute, study, change the software, and share your modifications with the community.

Welcome to Devuan Jessie 1.0

Doc Devuan Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd. The latest 1.0.0 Jessie release (LTS) marks an important milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as a universal base distribution. Since the declaration of intention to fork in 2014, infrastructure has been put in place to support Devuan’s mission to offer users control over their system. Devuan Jessie provides continuity as a safe upgrade path from Debian 7 (Wheezy) and a flawless switch from Debian 8 (Jessie) that ensures the right to Init Freedom and avoids entanglement.

Devuan aliases its releases using minor planet names as codenames. Devuan file names follow this release naming scheme.

Devuan release Status Planet nr. Debian release
Jessie Stable 10464 Jessie
Ascii In development 3568 Stretch
Beowulf Coming soon 38086 Buster
Ceres Unstable 1 Sid

This site can be mentioned as “dev dash 1 dot org” as it is reached via and

To avoid censorship and blocks to the Internet, this website is also accessible using Tor at the address http://devuanzuwu3xoqwp.onion


We recommend downloading devuan using our release torrent or magnet link. The torrent contains all files for a given release. You can select what files to download if you have limited bandwidth or storage. Please seed if you can (~15GB)!

Direct download from mirrors

Devuan stable releases are mirrored from

Please use one of the mirrors below for direct download:

Getting started


The package repositories for Devuan are exclusive and they should not be used in addition to Debian:

deb jessie          main
deb jessie-updates  main
deb jessie-security main

We provide access to our package repository also via Tor: install apt-transport-tor and then use the following hidden services

deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie          main
deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie-updates  main
deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie-security main

Distributions based on Devuan

Various operating system distributions have already started adopting Devuan as a base OS. Here below a list in order of chronological appearance. When reviewing Devuan we do recommend taking derivatives in consideration: they harness the power of our base distribution targeting it at specific usage and this is exactly what we mean to achieve with Devuan. The default desktop provided by classic installer-iso images shouldn’t be considered the way we mean to use Devuan on the desktop.

Communication Channels

Please use these support channels to troubleshoot technical issues, ask questions or file a bug.

To contribute to the maintenance and growth of Devuan by providing hardware, services, expertise, funding or media visibility, please use this contact email.