Any word on when the 64-bit versions of TKL will be ready? Do you have an early access version of 64-bit Core available by chance (I am willing to be a beta tester)? While the 32-bit version is sufficient at the moment, we'd really like to upgrade to 64-bit ASAP.



Liraz Siri's picture

We've had to redesign our build infrastructure to support 64-bit, and there were lots of blocking items, hence the delay. We're currently in the process of implementing the new design as part of a general initiative to remove bottlenecks that have been limiting TurnKey Linux development. But no ETA yet. Suffice to say that this is high on our todo list along with a few other related items. As soon as the 64-bit Core is ready we will make a public announcement.

Thanks for your quick response and your candidness about its priority and ETA.

Lance's picture


First off I love the TKLBAM Feature.  That is why I use and promote your appliances.  But I am currently planning a new server and would love to use a 64-bit appliance.  Any update on the ETA?  Keep up the great work!!!

Liraz Siri's picture

64-bit support is a high priority. Unfortunately, there were a few other higher priority items that blocked development, but these are almost all out of the way now. I don't like giving ETAs, but maybe a couple of months or so. Anyhow, for what it's worth if you start from 32-bit appliance now you will be able to use TKLBAM to migrate pretty easily to a 64-bit version.

morgan's picture


In the meantime why not ship with the PAE kernel so 4gb+ users can use their memory ?

Lance's picture

I believe all you need to do for upgrading the Kernel is Log in to shell and run this command. (I have only quickly tried this on a Virtual Machine inside of Hyper-V)

apt-get install linux-generic-pae linux-headers-generic-pae

Then after Installation is complete


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Morgan Cox's picture

Thanks - I am already running the PAE kernel (I have 6GB RAM)

I was asking why not default to the PAE kernel ?

Thanks for making such a useful app btw !!

Jeremy Davis's picture

Using the standard desktop kernel maximises compatability across platforms (virtual and hardware). Besides its easy to change (to virtual optimised, server, pre-empt or PAE).

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Craig Soucie's picture

Is there any news on this? There are some things that only work with 64bit, e.g. Oracle XE, and I bet that list is growing. It would be great if there were a beta of Base TKL that I could use as a platform for that. Last I heard is it was looking good for a 64bit in a few months? I would prefer to use TKL instead of CentOS for something like this.


Jeremy Davis's picture

But we'll have to wait and see. The TKL devs don't generally like to give clear timeframes (as they don't like to dissapoint and subscribe to the Debian philosophy of 'ready when it's ready') but hopefully it'll be soon...

mishav's picture

Alon and Liraz, Please Please make the 64 bit version!

benlawraus's picture

Coming soon?

Alexandre Takacs's picture

now that v12 is out (congrats) what about 64 bits ??

Liraz Siri's picture

Sorry, we hoped to have that out by the release but we're still working on it. I will say this though - it's a priority.

joel's picture

another vote for 64 bit :) 


1. upgraded our production server to 8 gb ram

2. top, y u no show the rest of our RAM?

3. realized we are still 32 bit.

Alon Swartz's picture

See the announcement for details.

Michael Star's picture

Great to see the RC being available, but I'm having trouble building my own LAMP-stack on top of that. Especially the webmin installation is a pain. The only way to get that properly installed is by downloading the tar, extract it and manually install it as it keeps hanging when trying to install the .deb repo. Also I just can't get phpmyadmin to use SSL. Tried every guide out there, but it just won't happen.

There seems to be an issue with webmin though, as it also happens on Ubuntu server 12.04 x64. I prefer to wait a little longer for the TKL LAMP x64, but would really like to know if there's a release date set for it yet.

For a new project I'd like to use the new version, but since the site needs to launch within a month I'd love to know if that's going to be probable or not.


Great work, love TKL!

Liraz Siri's picture

I can't give out an exact release date but a 64-bit version of TKL LAMP is expected to come out in a few weeks. We're currently working on a maintenance release for TKL 12. It's a very high priority.

BTW, all these minor cuts and bruises are the reason TurnKey is useful and also the reason it takes time to work through all the issues for a release. If we could anticipate all the issues we'd run into we could predict release dates but that's almost never the case unfortunately. The thing that bites you is the thing you don't know you don't know.

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