Projects / SlackPkg


Slackpkg is an automated package-management tool for Slackware Linux. It can do tasks such as automatic downloading and installing or upgrading, browse the MANIFEST.gz (Slackware package-contents guide), and more. Dependencies are not automatically handled. It is not a replacement for pkgtool, but a valuable add-on.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  29 Mar 2014 17:39

    Release Notes: This release fixes the ARCH string for ARMedslack, updates the mirrors file to include Slackware 13.37 mirrors, and updates the blacklist sample file to include new usage examples.

    •  03 May 2008 07:59

      Release Notes: This release was updated for compatibility with Slackware 12.1. A small bug in package name handling that prevented the kernel-headers package from being upgraded was fixed. This was corrected in slackpkg.conf.

      •  29 Jan 2008 21:52

        Release Notes: This release has a new command line parser, and accepts almost all slackpkg.conf options directly from the command line. There is a new "batch" mode to do updates without human interaction. There is an updated mirrors file and many bugfixes.

        •  14 Aug 2006 23:49

          Release Notes: The download in 'slackpkg update' is smarter and can check in ChangeLog.txt to see if something has changed since the last update. A new 'dialog' interface. You can see the differences between old and new configuration files before removing or overwriting them. install-new has been added to install packages created in the last Slackware development cycle. Blacklist can handle whole directories, and not just single filenames. Many minor bugfixes and small features.

          •  26 Jul 2005 17:31

            Release Notes: The upgrade-all command was added to upgrade the whole system in the same order recomended by Slackware's UPGRADE.TXT. The clean-system command was added to remove all third party or obsolete packages from your machine. Many bugfixes were made, and the mirrors file was updated. The program is ready for the release of Slackware 10.2.


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