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

It uses OpenRC, runit or s6 as init because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Recent news


i3 and Gnome ISOs now available for testing



The images are available for downloading in the testing section of our download area.
Report any issues or find further information at our forum threads for i3 and Gnome respectively.


Packages archive



A package archive of our repositories went operational a few days ago, useful for downgrading packages to previous versions.
The archived packages can be accessed either alphabetically or by date, in a manner identical to the Arch Linux Archive, except of course for replacing the domain name.


Qt 5.15 changes



Qt 5.15 breaks the GTK2 theming support provided by qt5-styleplugins, which affects the dark theming of Qt5 apps in existing Artix installations.
Users may have to edit their configurations and set the QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE variable, usually defined in /etc/environment to "qt5ct-style" or "kvantum-dark" in order to fix their applications appearance.

The latest qt5-styleplugins in [galaxy] (version 5.0.0.20170311-22) fixes the issue.


XFCE ISO now available



New XFCE ISOs are available for downloading and testing in the weekly download section. As such, they are still considered testing; please report any issues at our forum.


nss>=3.51.1-1 and lib32-nss>=3.51.1-1 updates require manual intervention



The nss and lib32-nss packages prior to version 3.51.1-1 were missing a soname link each. This has been fixed in 3.51.1-1, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked files created by ldconfig. If you get any of these errors nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem lib32-nss: /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem when updating, use pacman -Syu --overwrite /usr/lib\*/p11-kit-trust.so to let the upgrade continue.