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 v2024dev3 is the fourth 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 second Apertis release that is built on top of Debian Bookworm along with several customizations. It currently ships with the Linux kernel 6.3.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 v2024dev3 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 v2024dev3.0 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 v2024dev3 package list

The full list of packages available from the v2024dev3 APT repositories is available in tab-separated value (TSV) format for easy processing in spreadsheets:

Apertis v2024dev3 repositories

deb https://repositories.apertis.org/apertis/ v2024dev3 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 #363 aum-ota-rollback-blacklist: test failed
  • Issue #364 aum-offline-upgrade-branch: test failed
  • Issue #365 aum-ota-auto: test failed
  • Issue #366 aum-ota-signed: test failed
  • Issue #368 aum-ota-api: test failed
  • Issue #371 aum-out-of-space: test failed
  • Issue #389 OTA test cases are failing on arm64 architecture.
  • Issue #411 aum-ota-out-of-space: test failed
  • Issue #419 High level tracking of AUM issues
  • Issue #425 Fonts Application (Fonts app) is not found in SDK image
  • Issue #426 aum-rollback-blacklist: test failed
  • Issue #430 Up Squared 6000 hangs at boot randomly
  • Issue #431 Package rust-coreutils does not provide license mapping information
  • Issue #436 “flatpak-run-demo-hmi-app” fails on SDK of v2024dev3
  • Issue #437 Weekly images are not linked properly
  • Issue #446 FTBS: Package strace fails to build
  • Issue #447 FTBS: Package devscripts fails to build


  • 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 #289 Difference in license data observation between scan copyright and fossology tool data
  • Issue #329 ade-commands: test failed
  • Issue #330 datefudge: 64-bit time_t support on 32-bit archs
  • 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 #377 import-debian-package issues during package import
  • Issue #378 apparmor-gstreamer1-0: test failed
  • Issue #395 Pipeline to import new version of exim4 from Bookworm fails during prepare-build-env
  • Issue #396 Pipeline to build package fails during build-source for texlive-extra
  • Issue #397 Pipeline to import new version of plotly from Bookworm fails during pull-updates
  • Issue #405 traprain: test failed
  • Issue #406 apparmor-geoclue: test failed
  • Issue #413 obs-runner: Disabled architectures on a OBS package get re-enabled when CI creates a branch
  • Issue #415 sdk-vb-fullscreen test case is failing on 2024dev3 image.


  • 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 #382 Investigate why gitlab is sending warnings about new sign ons from internal IPs