We are aware of the issues associated with the frequent release of maintenance updates, and recognise this can cause distribution issues.
The reason a “low-level” AXT has not yet been made available is that certain aspects of the installation do not lend themselves well to a granular AXT installation. For example, GroupWise third party handler libraries requiring registration that can vary from machine to machine.
Would you be interested in a ‘maintenance’ AXT file that ensured files were updated as opposed to installed and registered? This would probably be a simpler option that might go some way towards solving this issue. We would be interested to hear your feedback.