Tray notification applet for informing about package updates in Slackware and CLI tool for monitoring upgraded packages.
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.
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.