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A lot of (Alternative Package Tools) in Slackware

Posted 02-10-2009 at 10:10 PM by alMubarmij

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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.

Package Creation

  • 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 $ scripts
Dependancy Tracking
  • amypkg - dependency tracking package manager
  • Slackdeptrack - tool to list dependencies of installed packages
  • slack-get (maybe here too) - apt-get like auto-updater
  • slapt-get - APT like system for Slackware
  • Slackselect - dselect-like package manager
  • SWareT - dependency tracking update tool
  • Getpkg - menu driven downloader and installer
  • spkg - Slackware package manager written in C
Update Tools
ChangeLog Viewers
  • 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 or Sourceforge. There’s a lot more neat stuff left to be discovered.

The Source: "Slackware Blog"
Now ..
What is missing tools in this article ?
And which one is better ?
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