sash-plus-patches is a collection of patches for the well known standalone shell, sash. The key features are the chroot, pivot_root, and losetup functions. These functions provide interfaces to the respective Linux system calls. They are especially useful when sash is used in a initial ramdisk ("initrd") environment. In addition, simple shell variable expansion support has been added.
Ice Sound Manager was designed to ease the management of sound events, sound themes, and the IceSound server in the IceWM window manager. It is also intended to be an improvement upon the noble but primitive icesndcfg. The main improvements over icesndcfg include a support for sound event "themes", more comprehensive help, easy management and configuration of the IceSound server, a cleaner GUI interface, automatic starting of the IceSound server, and a more conservative approach to disk space usage.
IPFS (IPSquad Package From Source) is a system which allows you to trace an program's installation from sources and register it in your favorite packaging system (only the Slackware package system and RPM are currently supported). IPFS watches a command (generally make install), collects the list of added files, and then registers them in the chosen packaging system as if the install was made from a normal package. Unlike other similar products, IPFS is able to track both shared and statically linked programs.
Sinstall (Source INSTALLer) is a flexible source package installer. It's able to build and install any kind of source, trace make install installations, and create uninstall records. It's also able to correct some configure and make errors, optimize the compilation, check existing installations, download packages, guess configure parameters and Makefile's targets, find dependencies, and create distribution packages.
UPMS (Universal Package Managment System) is based on the BSD ports system, and can be used on any FHS 2.0 Linux-compatible distribution. UPMS has two level of dependencies checking: required and suggested. It also has an option to optimize everything that you build and install with it for your architecture.
Clusters and server farms often have many nodes and very little hardware support for locating and diagnosing problems, especially if the problem involves the network interface. Helpme is a small stand-alone program that allows a node to use the standard PC speaker, both to signal that a problem has been detected and to render arbitrary alphanumeric text using either Morse code or the NATO phonetic alphabet. The input syntax allows repeating messages and more.