Payload Delivery Vehicle (PDV) is a program that builds an executable that contains a complete package (e.g. and RPM, System V package or tar file) and the commands required to install it. When the executable is run it will extract the payload (the package) and then execute another command (such as rpm -i, pkgadd -d etc.). The big advantage to this is that a developer can hand a user a single file to be executed - the end user does not need to know how to extract the package or get it installed.
VAInstall is a multi-platform installer written in Java. Through a simple config file, it allows the packager to pick files and directories from various places on disk, and not only one root dir like other installers. The packager can completely reorganize the files and dirs on the destination host. He can choose the install mode for the destination host (graphic, xtra, text, or ANSI). VAInstall takes minimum space on the destination host; it does not write any large temporary files on disk, and supports easy and powerful uninstallation.
CoolPackager is a program for developers which will allow users of your software to easily install your program. A CoolPackage is a self-extracting, and self-installing shell script. Creating a CoolPackage with CoolPackager only requires a .tar.gz and a simple installation script.
Purp is an acronym for Pugo-RPM, and it's a tool for managing RPM-packages. Purp uses the ncurses-library which means that it's textbased, and therefore can be used on most kinds of terminals. Purp provides a fast and efficient way to navigate, install, upgrade, and uninstall RPM-packages on ordinary text-terminal devices.
The RAZip bitstream format was designed to provide a faster random access to compressed data than what is currently possible using the GZIP format. Its major features include fast random access to compressed data, freedom from patents, single-pass coding/decoding using a bounded amount of intermediate storage, the ability to choose from one of many algorithms for compression, encryption, or error correction, and comprehensive support for Unix file metadata, Macintosh file metadata, and arbitrary file metadata.
XIPM is a package management and system maintenance utility. It shows package list and filtering results in two separated frames, as well as description, content and dependencies in a third frame. Then you can check, compare packets with the ones already installed on your system, try, install or uninstall files, as well as control what XIPM is doing at any time. It features multitasking and includes a 'desc' script language for your own packages descriptions and allows for 'desc' exportation from memory-loaded data.
Loki Setup is a graphical installer for Unix applications. It features descriptions of the package to install in XML, a GTK interface that can be dynamically redefined by the user with Glade, raw and ncurses console interfaces, and the automatic generation of uninstall scripts. It has been successfully used on many Linux and UNIX platforms. It includes tools for uninstalling, patching, and recovering installations. It operates independently from any package managers.