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).
debshare.create is a hackish script used for producing .debshare files, which are basically "self-executable", monolithic archives containing several .deb packages. A .debshare file is meant to install one (or more) applications that it contains, complete with all its dependencies. This facilitates easy sharing of applications across computers using a single file, as opposed to multiple .deb packages. This idea was originally meant for Ubuntu systems, but there should be no reason why it shouldn't work on other similar distributions. Technically, a .debshare file is a bash shell script with a binary payload (a tar archive with the .deb-s) appended to it.
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.
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.
install_track.sh is a small shell (zsh) script that helps a user to list files installed by an application compiled from source. This script is meant to be used instead of "make install". Install_track will start to "watch" your filesystem before running "make install" and will save the list of installed files upon completion.
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).