Conary is a distributed software management system for Linux distributions. It replaces traditional package management solutions (such as RPM and dpkg) with one designed to enable loose collaboration across the Internet. It enables sets of distributed and loosely connected repositories to define the components which are installed on a Linux system. Rather than having a full distribution come from a single vendor, it allows administrators and developers to branch a distribution, keeping the pieces which fit their environment while grabbing components from other repositories across the Internet.
Sincerity is a tool for installing and bootstrapping software stacks on top of the JVM. It makes these otherwise tedious tasks easy, simple, and fun. Your Sincerity containers are straightforward development playgrounds. Simply create a new container when you want to try out a new approach. Delete the directory when done, and it's as if nothing ever happened. Sincerity's growing ecology of plugins makes it especially easy to add powerful features to your product, such as centralized logging and robust daemons with surprisingly minimal fuss.
Admin-packages is a package manager for sources. Among other things, it handles multiple local and remote repositories, user defined tmacro transformations, recursive dependency resolution, installation logging and package removal, creation and installation of binary packages, and the ability to create new distributions from scratch.
The Source Ruckus Packager (SRP) is a lightweight, yet fully-featured package manager. The target audience for this packager is not the big-time distribution developers, but a single user rolling his or her own at home (or in a small office). This utility is part of the Source Ruckus project.
Foresight Linux is a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, giving users convenient and enjoyable access to their music, photos, videos, documents, and Internet resources. As a Linux distribution, Foresight sets itself apart by eliminating the need for the user to be familiar with Linux, combining a user-focused desktop environment on top of Conary. As the most technically innovative software management system available today, Conary ensures that users can efficiently search, install, and manage all the software on the Foresight system, including bringing in the latest features and fixes without waiting for a major release.
dput-webdav is a "dput" upload method plugin with extended WebDAV support. It was written specifically with Artifactory and Bintray in mind. It tries to be compatible with the "http" plugin, but offers additional features: login credentials can include the password, "incoming" can be a full URL (optionally containing dynamic package metadata, and supporting HTTPS), and distributions can be mapped to repository names.
checkroot is an openSUSE equivalent of debsums. It enables retrieval of fingerprint updates online, allowing trusted verification of a root filesystem. This prevents a cracker from hiding his traces from "rpm --verify -a". If the verification fails, checkroot can download the package header containing the md5sums online. Alternatively, all md5sums can be fetched online (if you mistrust some of the fingerprints/private keys the locally stored md5sums are signed with).
ivepkg is a package manager with a focus on homebuilt distributions like Linux From Scratch. Therefore, ivepkg has no repository or network abilities, but is specialized on installing tarballs to a system. Its key features are an easy-to-use database (sqlite3) and a sha1 checksum of every installed file. These make it possible to know which files have been altered (for example, by a malicious attack).