(g)ufw and default 4.9 kernel – fix

Running with default antiX-19 series, running sudo ufw enable gives an error.
Previously, we suggested upgrading to a 4.19 or later kernel.

However, it may not be necessary. Instead just switch to using legacy iptables.

# update-alternatives --set iptables /usr/sbin/iptables-legacy
# update-alternatives --set ip6tables /usr/sbin/ip6tables-legacy

Package upgrades

Lots of upgrades to packages for antiX-19 (including testing and sid repos).

Newer firmware from Debian-backports, via MX packagers.
Most antiX upgrades are minor changes.
Upgraded fluxbox to 1.3.7 version in Debian experimental – it is mostly a bugfix release from 2015!
Upgraded links(2) to latest upstream version.

NB: If you find that there are double menu entries under Desktop – Other Desktops – here’s the fix.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --reinstall desktop-session-antix

eudev upgrade

For those using the testing or sid branches of antiX, you will notice that eudev will be upgraded and you may/should be prompted at /etc/init.d/udev to ‘accept package maintainer’s version’, answer ‘yes’/Y (default is ‘no’/N).

nnn file manager upgrade

nnn is a fork of noice, a blazing-fast lightweight terminal file manager with easy keyboard shortcuts for navigation, opening files and running tasks.
Latest version back-ported from Debian testing to antiX buster repos.