Artix Linux is a rolling-release distribution, based on Arch Linux.

It uses real init systems, because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Recent news


FFMPEG upgrade



The latest ffmpeg-2:5.0-3 was accidentally pulled earlier than intended from our staging ([goblins]) repository. If you haven't upgraded yet and use stuff with ffmpeg dependencies from the Arch repositories, refrain from upgrading for now.

If you have already upgraded, you can either downgrade to the status-quo ante, using the Artix and Arch package archives or install ffmpeg4.4 from [galaxy] (easier). sudo pacman -Sy --asdeps ffmpeg4.4 or, if you get dependency errors sudo pacman -Sy --asdeps ffmpeg ffmpeg4.4
All affected packages in our own repositories have already rebuilt against the new ffmpeg, so ffmpeg4.4 should only be needed until Arch rolls its own packages out of [staging].


The first official installation images of 2022



After extensive testing and bug squashing, we are pleased to announce new stable ISO releases.



Support for dinit is now official



A new init system, dinit, has left testing and entered the weekly downloads section. Should you decide to try it out, please report your findings to our new forum board.


Octopi and Pamac moved to [universe]



To accommodate for the wishes of the users who expressed their preference to have pamac and octopi provided by Artix, these have now been added to the - not officially supported - universe repository.
A clear warning and disclaimer are displayed when installing or upgrading these packages:
>>> THIS TOOL IS NOT SUPPORTED BY ARTIX (NOR BY ARCH) THE USE OF AUR HELPERS CAN RESULT IN A BROKEN SYSTEM MAKE SURE TO HAVE A VALID BACKUP FIRST AND USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Related forum discussion.


Octopi and Pamac removed from repositories



Due to major issues occurring for users as a result of using some AUR helpers, it has been decided to remove Pamac and Octopi from our repositories.
We know some users liked using these tools, but unfortunaly the havoc they keep creating outweighs their benefits.

Join the discussion on the forum.
https://forum.artixlinux.org/index.php/topic,3186.0.html