Apertis is a Debian derivative distribution geared towards the creation of product-specific images for ARM (both the 32bit ARMv7 and 64-bit ARMv8 versions using the hardfloat ABI) and Intel x86-64 (64-bit) systems.

Apertis v2024dev2 is the third development release of the Apertis v2024 stable release flow that will lead to the LTS Apertis v2024.0 release in March 2024.

This is the first Apertis release that is built on top of Debian Bookworm along with several customizations. It currently ships with the Linux kernel 6.1.x series. Later releases in the v2024 channel will be tracking newer kernel versions up to the next LTS, as well as Debian Bookworm Stable Channel.

Test results for the v2024dev2 release are available in the following test reports:

Release flow

  • 2022 Q4: v2024dev0
  • 2023 Q1: v2024dev1
  • 2023 Q2: v2024dev2
  • 2023 Q3: v2024dev3
  • 2023 Q4: v2024pre
  • 2024 Q1: v2024.0
  • 2024 Q2: v2024.1
  • 2024 Q3: v2024.2
  • 2024 Q4: v2024.3
  • 2025 Q1: v2024.4
  • 2025 Q2: v2024.5
  • 2025 Q3: v2024.6
  • 2025 Q4: v2024.7

Release downloads

Apertis v2024dev2.0 images
Intel 64-bit fixedfunction hmi base SDK SDK
ARM 32-bit (U-Boot) fixedfunction hmi
ARM 64-bit (U-Boot) fixedfunction
ARM 64-bit (Raspberry Pi) fixedfunction hmi

The Intel fixedfunction and hmi images are tested on the reference hardware (UP Squared 6000), but they can run on any UEFI-based x86-64 system. The sdk image is tested under VirtualBox.

Apertis v2024dev2 package list

The full list of packages available from the v2024dev2 APT repositories is available in tab-separated value (TSV) format for easy processing in spreadsheets:

Apertis v2024dev2 repositories

deb https://repositories.apertis.org/apertis/ v2024dev2 target development sdk non-free

New features

New versions of core packages

As part of the rebase on top of Debian Bookworm all the packages have been updated. As a summary this is a list of the packages available:

Build and integration

No new features

Deprecations and ABI/API breaks


No known regressions.


No known deprecations


No known breaks


Apertis Docker images

The Apertis Docker images provide a unified and easily reproducible build environment for developers and services.

As of today, this includes the apertis-base, apertis-image-builder, apertis-package-source-builder, apertis-flatdeb-builder, apertis-documentation-builder, and apertis-testcases-builder, Docker images.


Image daily builds, as well as release builds can be found at https://images.apertis.org/

Infrastructure overview

The Apertis Image Recipes provides an overview of the image building process and the involved services.

Known issues


  • Issue #190 aum-power-cut: test failed
  • Issue #314 QA Report App: Invalid links to images on Test Report pages
  • Issue #330 datefudge: 64-bit time_t support on 32-bit archs
  • Issue #336 “lcov” source package: entry “Multi-Arch: foreign” missing in debian/control file
  • Issue #339 Up Squared 6000 board fails to boot randomly
  • Issue #350 secure-boot-imx6 test case Pre-Conditions upgradation
  • Issue #360 dwarf2sources fails to parse DWARF info when using DWARF-5

Needs triage

  • Issue #348 R-car R8A7795 is unable to boot latest images


  • Issue #7 Crash when initialising egl on ARM target
  • Issue #32 Gitlab pipeline OBS job reported “success” but OBS build was “unresolvable”
  • Issue #36 dashboard: gnome-settings-daemon-data incorrectly flagged as missing the git repository
  • Issue #118 tiny-container-system-connectivity-profile: test failed
  • Issue #246 tiny-container-user-connectivity-profile: test failed
  • Issue #252 tiny-container-system-basic: test failed
  • Issue #291 tiny-container-system-folder-sharing: test failed
  • Issue #318 Image pipeline tries to submit LAVA test on bootstrap tests
  • Issue #322 wrap-and-sort fails to parse some debian/control.in files
  • Issue #324 ci-license-scan does not fail on UNKNOWN
  • Issue #329 ade-commands: test failed
  • Issue #333 tiny-container-user-aa-enforcement: test failed
  • Issue #337 flatpak-run-demo-cli-app: test failed
  • Issue #340 sdk-import-debian-package: test failed
  • Issue #342 tiny-container-system-aa-enforcement: test failed
  • Issue #344 tiny-container-user-basic: test failed
  • Issue #353 gettext-i18n: test failed
  • Issue #354 apparmor utils test shows as incomplete
  • Issue #357 Instability issue in bluez-phone test case for Up Squared 6000 board


  • Issue #15 Fix the kernel command line generation in OSTRee for FIT image
  • Issue #23 Remote outputs and local output, buffer size combined in Maynard/GTK
  • Issue #38 LAVA/Phab bridge timeouts
  • Issue #45 Manual testcase results should not have any hyperlink in the LavaPhabridge report page