Kernel updates

A new set of kernels are available for 32 and 64 bit architectures for stretch, buster, testing and sid repos.

4.9.170 non-pae, pae and x64
4.19.36 non-pae, pae and x64
5.0.9 non-pae, pae and x64

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

Several app upgrades coming

I have repackaged several antiX applications.
Most are due to new and improved translations (many thanks to all our translators).
eudev is a bugfix.

Upgrades should run smoothly, if prompted about desktop-session.conf, simply press Enter to keep your current version.

antiX-17.2 point release should be available early October.

non free debs separated from main in antiX repos

As a result of a request from one of our users, we have moved non free packages out of the antiX main folder to its own nonfree one. The new nonfree section applies to antiX stretch, testing and sid repos.

As you can see in the stretch nonfree repo antiX stretch/nonfree debs this includes a few packages, but for testing and sid only adobe-flashplugin.

Users should change their /etc/apt/sources.d/antix.list if you want to upgrade non-free debs to this:

# Use with Debian Stable/stretch repositories. Set as default for antiX-17. Note new repos
deb stretch main nosystemd nonfree

# Use with Debian Testing repositories.
#deb testing main nosystemd nonfree

# Use with Debian Sid repositories.
#deb stretch main nosystemd nonfree

Of course, if you want to be clean/libre than do not use nonfree nor non-free in debian.list in the repo lists.