Advanced Package Tool Alternatives

    Advanced Package Tool is described as 'Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Advanced Package Tool for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Advanced Package Tool are Homebrew (Free, Open Source), Synaptic (Free, Open Source), Flatpak (Free, Open Source) and npm (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure.
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    2. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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    3. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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      It's on the same OS, for the same packages
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    4. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.
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    5. npm is a package manager for Node.js that is run through the command line and manages dependencies for an application. It is the predominant package manager for Node.js.

    6. The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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    7. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      Bower is a package manager for the web. Bower lets you easily install assets such as images, CSS and JavaScript, and manages dependencies for you.
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