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New releases are announced in the main news section.

If you’re more interested in canoeboot development, go to the canoeboot development page, which also includes links to the Git repositories. The page on /docs/maintain/ describes how Canoeboot is put together, and how to maintain it. If you wish to build Canoeboot from source, read this page.

GPG signing key

The latest release is Canoeboot 20240510, under the canoeboot directory.


Full key fingerprint: `8BB1 F7D2 8CF7 696D BF4F 7192 5C65 4067 D383 B1FF

Use this to verify the most recent releases.


The releases from calendar year 2023 use this key.

Full key fingerprint: 98CC DDF8 E560 47F4 75C0 44BD D0C6 2464 FA8B 4856

This is the same key used to sign Libreboot releases, which is also used to sign Canoeboot releases since it’s the same person maintaining both projects.

Download the key here: lbkey.asc

Canoeboot releases are signed using GPG.

sha512sum -c sha512sum.txt
gpg --verify sha512sum.txt.sig

Git repository

Links to regular release archives are listed on this page.

However, for the absolute most bleeding edge up-to-date version of Canoeboot, there is a Git repository that you can download from. Go here:

How to download Canoeboot from Git

Download Canoeboot from mirrors

Canoeboot releases are hosted on the same Rsync server as Libreboot, and mirrors pick this up; look in the canoeboot directory on Libreboot mirrors. For your convenience, these are linked below (on the mirror lists).

HTTPS mirrors

The latest release is Canoeboot 20240510, under the canoeboot directory.

These mirrors are recommended, since they use TLS (https://) encryption.

You can download Canoeboot from these mirrors:

RSYNC mirrors

The following rsync mirrors are available publicly:

Are you running a mirror? Contact the canoeboot project, and the link will be added to this page!

You can make your rsync mirror available via your web server, and also configure your own mirror to be accessible via rsync. There are many resources online that show you how to set up an rsync server.

How to create your own rsync mirror:

Useful for mirroring Canoeboot’s entire set of release archives. You can put an rsync command into crontab and pull the files into a directory on your web server.

If you are going to mirror the entire set, it is recommended that you allocate at least 25GiB. Canoeboot’s rsync is currently about 12GiB, so allocating 25GiB will afford you plenty of space for the future. At minimum, you should ensure that at least 15-20GiB of space is available, for your Canoeboot mirror.

It is highly recommended that you use the mirror, if you wish to host an official mirror. Otherwise, if you simply want to create your own local mirror, you should use one of the other mirrors, which sync from

NOTE: the rsync commands below will only download canoeboot. Remove the canoeboot/ part at the end of each path, if you also want to download all of Libreboot; Libreboot and Canoeboot share the same Rsync server.

Before you create the mirror, make a directory on your web server. For example:

mkdir /var/www/html/libreboot/canoeboot/

Now you can run rsync, for instance:

rsync -avz --delete-after rsync:// /var/www/html/libreboot/canoeboot/

You might put this in an hourly crontab. For example:

crontab -e

Then in crontab, add this line and save/exit (hourly crontab):

0 * * * * rsync -avz --delete-after rsync:// /var/www/html/libreboot/canoeboot/

It’s extremely important to have the final forward slash (/) at the end of each path, in the above rsync command. Otherwise, rsync will behave very strangely.

NOTE: is not directly accessible by the public, except those whose IPs are whitelisted. For bandwidth reasons, the firewall running on blocks incoming rsync requests, except by specific IPs.

If you wish to run an rsync mirror, sync from one of the third party mirrors above and set up your mirror. You can then contact Leah Rowe, to have your IP addresses whitelisted for rsync usage - if the IP addresses match DNS A/AAAA records for your rsync host, this can be used. A script runs in an hourly crontab on, that fetches the A/AAAA records of whitelisted rsync mirrors, automatically adding rules permitting them to get through the firewall.

If you wish to regularly keep your rsync mirror updated, you can add it to a crontab. This page tells you how to use crontab:

HTTP mirrors

The latest release is Canoeboot 20240510, under the canoeboot directory.

WARNING: these mirrors are non-HTTPS which means that they are unencrypted. Your traffic could be subject to interference by adversaries. Make especially sure to check the GPG signatures, assuming that you have the right key. Of course, you should do this anyway, even if using HTTPS.

FTP mirrors

The latest release is Canoeboot 20240510, under the canoeboot directory.

WARNING: FTP is also unencrypted, like HTTP. The same risks are present.

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