The Net-Policy project allows system administrators to configure and manage their entire network at once. It is initially designed to configure firewall and IPsec connections across an entire network, but will eventually include the ability to control and configure just about anything. It uses a role and policy based data-model concept so reconfiguring a device usually just means assigning or removing a role to/from it. Initially the software comes with a completely configurable IPsec and IKE software suite for Linux. Stop configuring your network one device at a time!
This is the "progress" utility from NetBSD, ported to Linux and Solaris. The progress utility allows the file I/O of progresses to be monitored. It includes support for gzip-compressed files, so "progress -z -f file.tar.gz tar xf -" would show the progress of extracting file.tar.gz.
Ports Tree Explorer is a small tool that allows users to navigate through a /usr/ports tree, showing information about a selected port, tree view, software categories (/usr/ ports main directories), and allowing the user to install a selected port. It allows users to monitor background installs and to perform certain operations related to the software ports tree, with a plain and simple GUI.
cfgd is a daemon to maintain configuration files. It is designed to provide a single interface to configurations to all sides which are involved. It provides an API for application developers for different languages and a program for administrators and users to alter all configurations.
dpkg-du is a script to produce a dump of the installed size of Debian packages in du format. This is to enable ease of reuse with pre-existing scripts administrators may have to deal with 'du' format lists. For example, dpkg-du|sort -n|tail -10 will show the 10 biggest packages on your system.
forceupgrade recursively installs or upgrades NetBSD packages. Amazingly there is no "pkg_upgrade" tool in NetBSD 1.6, so this does what you'd expect it to do. It is useful for installing or upgrading massive package-trees with lots of dependencies and possible conflicts, such as GNOME or KDE.