GiftWrap helps you in creating Ubuntu .deb packages by guiding you through the process with minimal fuss and maximum automation. It also aims to help you in creating high-quality packages by helping you fill in as much of the package meta-information as possible, either by automatically detecting or explaining the options in an easy to understand manner. The interface aims to be clean and easy to understand (HIG 2.2 compliant) and development-friendly with well-documented code (to be done in the near future) and a roadmap.
toast is a simple package manager for Unix. It automatically locates and downloads source code, determines how to compile it, installs each package in its own directory tree, and makes the resulting binaries available through an encap/GNU stow-like symlink tree. It also supports binary packages. It is often used to install and manage software in a non-root user's home directory.
stowES (stow Enhancement Script) is a Perl script which tries to ease the use of the "stow" packaging program and software which can be compiled and installed with autoconf. It automates the compilation and installation of software packages and provides some useful functions to maintain your stow packages (e.g., list packages, check packages for integrity, etc.).
Kheops is a PHP source repository for small to medium sized projects. Its aim is to be easy to use but powerful. It features a Web interface, automated archive creation, and other enjoyable features. It works with a Python client to allow advanced users to keep a copy of the sources updated.
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating software packages. Each software package consists of an archive of files along with information about the package like its version, a description, etc. It also includes the RPM C library and header files. These development files will simplify the process of writing programs which manipulate RPM packages and databases and are intended to make it easier to create graphical package managers or any other tools that need an intimate knowledge of RPM packages in order to function.