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Old 12-31-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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AntiX version lifecycle


Hi all,


I was looking for a good distro to run on my 14 year old Dell Dimension, since almost everyone else has dropped 32 bit support or struggled with my Wi-Fi card. antiX was a natural fit, and runs beautifully.


I'm having trouble finding this - when do individual versions of antiX hit end of lifetime? How quickly do I have to upgrade from one version to the next?


Thanks, and Happy New Year!
 
Old 12-31-2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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Try 19 latest version. Not sure of your cpu and ram specs though. Versions are based on Debian Stretch and Buster like so

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/debian_version
10.2
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/issue
Welcome to antiX. Powered by Debian.
harry@biker:~
$ cat /etc/antix-version
antiX-19_x64-full Marielle Franco 16 October 2019
 
Old 12-31-2019, 06:08 PM   #3
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Oh
What ever you install

Code:
sudo apt-get update
after initial install is needed in terminal with a nternet connection.

Then
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
to keep antix current. You do this about once a week. We don't use self sere gui updater.
 
Old 12-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #4
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Oh
What ever you install

Code:
sudo apt-get update
after initial install is needed in terminal with a nternet connection.

Then
Code:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
to keep antix current. You do this about once a week. We don't use self sere gui updater.
roky, curious why dist-upgrade and not just apt upgrade?
 
Old 01-03-2020, 02:29 PM   #5
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Hey!

So I installed the latest version, and regardless of the official specs runs well. Installing updates for a specific version is just like updating on Debian, that's been pretty intuitive.

I was just wondering when specific versions (i.e. antiX 19) hit EOL so I know how long I have until I will have to upgrade to another version.

Last edited by wagscat123; 01-03-2020 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2020, 03:15 PM   #6
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I may be mistaken, however, I think they are supported for as long as the Debian version is supported.
 
Old 01-03-2020, 05:06 PM   #7
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If you look at the forum, under Official Releases, then you see some blurb for example:

antiX-17 “Heather Heyer”
Previous current release of antiX. Supported until 2022. Post here for questions, comments, bugs.

antiX-16 “Berta Cáceres”
Supported until June 6, 2020 release of antiX. Post comments, problems, bugs here.

For antiX-19 it will supported up to 2023, probably later.
 
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:40 PM   #8
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Hey anticapitalista - do you mind providing an exact link? I can't find it under the main forum page
 
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Hey anticapitalista - do you mind providing an exact link? I can't find it under the main forum page
Here it is:

https://www.antixforum.com/forums/fo...cial-releases/
 
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:27 AM   #10
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So pretty much the lifetime of the underlying Debian release. This was helpful. Thanks!
 
  


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