antiX-17.4.1 now out

This is really just a bugfix point release to address the problem of the ‘Expired key’ that anyone downloading 17.4 would immediately have to fix.

As usual, the following completely systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture are offered:

antiX-full (c1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c680MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c330MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c170MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

See here for more details: antiX-17.4 series

Debian jessie repo changes (antiX-16 users)

This is for antiX-16 users.
Due to changes made in upstream Debian, a new apt-antix deb will arrive shortly.
You should be prompted to accept new changes or not.
The default is N(o). You should choose Y(yes) to get the new ones.

debian.list should now look like this

# Debian Stable. Default for antiX-16.
# Use for maximum stability INSTEAD of the ‘rolling’ TESTING release concept.
deb jessie main contrib non-free
#deb-src jessie main contrib non-free


# Debian Jessie Updates
deb jessie/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src jessie/updates main contrib non-free

EXPKEYSIG error and fix

For those users getting the EXPKEYSIG error.

Method 1:

3 steps, in a terminal

1. wget ''


wget ''

2. sudo apt-key add antix-archive-keyring.asc

3. sudo apt-get update

Method 2:

1. Download antix-archive-keyring_20019.3.13_all.deb from here:

In the directory where you downloaded the deb install use gdebi to install or do this –

2. sudo dpkg -i antix-archive-keyring_20019.3.13_all.deb

3. sudo apt-get update