FAI is a non-interactive system to install and configure Linux systems and software packages on computers as well as virtual machines, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and virtual environments. It can be used for creating custom disk images used in virtual machines or on a cloud-computing platform. There's also a web build service for customized installation and cloud images.
ALT is a set of Linux distributions based on Sisyphus, an APT-enabled RPM package repository that aims to achieve feature completeness, usability, and security in a sensible and manageable mixture.
Lutris is an open gaming platform and manager for Linux. It provides an unified interface for installation, configuration and foremost launching games. It works with native software, installed Windows and DOS games, Steam, Desura, online/browser games, as well as games from the over 20 supported emulators. Aquiring new games from any channel is helped by community-contributed installers. It comes prepacked for a few major distributions.
Fink is a package management system for Mac OS X and Darwin systems. It utilizes Debians apt and dpkg tools, while "fink" itself is the source to package building system. The project also adapts sources for broader compatibility with Mac/Darwin systems.
Slpkg is a powerful software package manager that installs, updates, and removes packages on Slackware based systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. Slpkg makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update. Slpkg works in accordance with the standards of the organization slackbuilds.org to builds packages. Also uses the Slackware Linux instructions for installation, upgrading or removing packages.
Font Manager is an end-user oriented GUI to manage desktop fonts. It abstracts command line tools (fc-cache) away behind a pretty font preview browser and simple drag'n'drop installation method. It can also disable/enable fonts, collections, monitor directories, or add new sources. Recent versions are implemented in Vala and Gtk.
swbis implements and extends the POSIX packaging standard ISO/IEC 15068-2:1999. It includes swpackage, swverify, swcopy, swlist, and swinstall. It utilizes common system features like ssh for distribution, and GPG for package verification. Packages are simple tar/pax archives with an extra meta data directory. It's compatible with BSD/ and GNU/Linux systems and can convert Debian or RPM archives even.
rpmorphan finds "orphaned" RPM packages on your system (packages which have no other packages depending on their installation). Console and graphical interfaces are provided. It is clone of the deborphan Debian program, but for RPM packages. It also provides some others RPM tools: rpmusage, rpmdep, and rpmduplicates.
UBOS is a new Linux distro that aims to make it 10x easier to run server-side apps for yourself, or for your family, on hardware you own. It does by providing single-command web application install, uninstall, backup/restore and systems upgrade, including all server configuration, database provisioning, data migration etc. UBOS now also provides single-command network configuration, including DHCP, mDNS, DNS, firewall, masquerading and integration with Letsencrypt. Current supported platforms:
The Linux-Hardware-Guide provides a knowledge base for Linux compatibility and Linux configuration of hardware. The Linux Hardware Guide Tools are a set of programs which automate the upload of hardware data to the database. Furthermore, they automatically find the necessary hardware configuration descriptions relevant for the hardware of the used Linux system.
linuxclone makes a bootable clone of your running Linux system onto a second (USB) disk. Of course, you can make clones or backups with a lot of tools like rsync, dd, clonezilla, etc, but they will not be bootable without modifications. With linuxclone you can copy YOUR system onto a small USB stick, to carry it with you everywhere. And you can very easily update it with the same command. linuxclone has support for DOS/MBR, UEFI/GPT, exclude and include lists.
FPM is an incomplex software package build tool. It can import distribution files simply from source directories or zips, and generate RPM, DEB, TAR.GZ, Solaris packages, or OSXpkg from there. It also provides unified command line options for defining dependencies or add common meta attributes.
AutoPkg is a Mac OS X software packaging and distribution system for mass deployments to managed clients. Simple task lists or recipes are used for assembling packages, that can include download, extraction, injecting configuration or overrides, versioning and meta data, augment post-install scripts, and distribute them via Munki, Casper, Absolute Manage, etc.
wpkg.exe is a package manager for Windows, which is fully compatible with the Debian package format, and also implements APT-style dependency resolution. It also runs on Linux and MacOSX, and there's a graphical frontend alternatively. It supports package installation with implicit repositories over various protocols.
XPM is an experimental branch of fpm (effing package management). Both simplify generating DEB, RPM, OSX, Solaris packages and some language-specific bundle systems. Cross package maker (XPM) adds simpler target building per "-t deb,rpm,ipk" and convenient update filters. It also introduces a Windows EXE target, IPK/Listaller packages, support for PHP Phar archives, Composer bundle to system conversion, and a SRC input filter (for self-contained packaging info in scripting languages). "xpm" is
Alien is a Linux software package conversion tool. It transforms between Debian (.deb), Red Had (.rpm), Solaris (.pkg) and Slackware (.tgz/txz) archives. After transforming meta data and contained installation scripts, it can even install them right away. It runs most robustly on Debian-based systems, but also works with less frequently used RPM distros.