Originally Posted by alMubarmij
Maybe pkgtools don't do enough for you, maybe you want a GUI, or maybe you just want to be different. Either way there are several different ways to manage your packages on Slackware.
Programs that convert between package types (like Alien
) are not included in this list.
- BuildPKG - package creation tool similar to Arch’s makepkg (different from Slack’s)
- CheckInstall - makes a package by wrapping the “make install” step of compiling
- Frogz - source package creation tool
- makepack - dependency tracking source package compiler
- mkpkg - toolkit for automagically building slackware or OpenLab packages
- slacktrack - tool to assist with building Slackware packages from the $package.build scripts
- Getpkg - menu driven downloader and installer
- spkg - Slackware package manager written in C
- Emerde - port of Gentoo’s portage system
- CruxPorts4Slack - Allows you to use Crux ports system on Slackware
- pack-age - tells number of days a package hasn’t been used
- Slaktool - project to improve the Slackware package manager
Still want more? Try searching for Slackware at Freshmeat
. There’s a lot more neat stuff left to be discovered.
The Source: "Slackware Blog"
What is missing tools in this article ?
And which one is better ?