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Slaktool is a project to improve the Slackware package manager with all the features of the more advanced package managers while retaining the classic .tgz format. It does this by way of a generic library that links into the various GUI (or textmode) package managers.
The library handles all the package operations transparently, and does not base around any GUI or text console.

For more info or to contribute visit our Sourceforge page.
Or join our mailing list ( by sending an email to with "subscribe" in the subject.
Features (not in original pkgtools):
  • Name and description stored within the package (still supports old method)
  • Stores version, arch, and build number info

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