Advisory Check is a program that reads security advisories for you. It gathers security advisories using RSS, RDF, or XML feeds, compares them against the installed software, and alerts you if you're vulnerable. A wide variety of package managers can be queried to detect installed software. Remote systems can be monitored by using the integrated SSH, Windows-RPC, and Nmap support.
The Ape Base Compile System is a set of scripts that leverage ESP EPM and MREPO to maintain Red Hat based systems that require custom and secluded binaries. It achieves cross platform reproducible compiles applications like Apache HTTPD, MySQL, and PHP, supports a common --prefix parent directory to allow different versions of an application to be installed, provides an easy method to switch between application versions, places selected application binaries in a central "bin" directory, supports delivery via Yum and other common installers, and provides a method for non-compiled "skeleton" files to be included with installation and distribution.
PHP Tarbackup is a simple class that allows backing up an entire Web site. It automatically works around timeout limits by splitting the job into multiple requests, allows tarball archive creation and updates, and comes with the Veloce script, which is very useful to automatically unpack tar.gz archives remotely and skip long waiting times due to FTP uploads.
CLU is an installation, removal, and upgrade management tool written for speed, size, and power. It utilizes LibAST to provide an object-oriented interface for abstracting package managers, packages, package groups, and repositories. The current implementation focuses on RPM, but additional formats can be added.
SoftwareUpdate is a Java class that assists with adding an automatic software-update feature to applications. It doesn't perform the update, but takes care of administrative stuff like looking up the version number of the latest version, with the ability to distinguish and check different places based on operating system. It also builds the OS-specific URLs to make it easy to do a quick latest-version check in any desktop or server application.
SrcControl is a new form of package management system. It doesn't have a centralized package repository and packages don't have the actual data for the program it installs. What a package, or "source package", contains is information required to locate and properly download, extract, configure, compile, and install the newest version from the Internet. The whole point is to create an 'add-on' package management system supported by any Linux/Unix distribution. Programs that aren't supplied by a distribution can be easily installed without users having to figure out how to compile the program on their own.
novi is a tool for finding the latest-version RPMs in a tree. It can be used to create Kickstart trees or yum repositories that contain the updated RPMS. In the case of Kickstart, this means machines come to life with the updates already applied. Using novi for a yum repository trims the size of the repodata files, which reduces client download and processing time.