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Chocolatey Alternatives for Linux

Chocolatey is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Chocolatey are Synaptic, pacman (package manager), GNOME Software and Advanced Package Tool.

Chocolatey alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or Software Updaters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chocolatey.
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  1. Homebrew icon

    Homebrew

    • Mac
    • Linux
    41 alternatives to Homebrew 

    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

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    1.  Command line interfaceHomebrew either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Most users think Homebrew is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
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    Synaptic

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Synaptic 

    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+.

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    Some users think Synaptic is a great alternative to Chocolatey, some don't.


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    pacman (package manager)

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    29 alternatives to pacman (package manager) 

    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. The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether...

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    GNOME Software

    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Linux Mobile
    • Advanced Package Tool
    55 alternatives to GNOME Software 

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

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    1.  Command line interfaceGNOME Software either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Advanced Package Tool

    32 alternatives to Advanced Package Tool 

    Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.

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    1.  Command line interfaceAdvanced Package Tool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      Updating Packages (apt-get upgrade)
      Search Packages (apt-cache search)


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      aptitude

      • Linux
      28 alternatives to aptitude 

      aptitude is a terminal-based frontend for Advanced Package Tool with a number of useful features, including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a flexible manner, dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability to retrieve and...

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      1.  Command line interfaceaptitude either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      2.  Lightweightaptitude consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      Zero Install

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      36 alternatives to Zero Install 

      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.

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      Nix Package Manager

      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      30 alternatives to Nix Package Manager 

      Nix is a powerful package manager for macOS, Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup...

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      Souk

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      54 alternatives to Souk 

      A flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust.

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      Software Updater (Canonical)

      35 alternatives to Software Updater (Canonical) 

      One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added. Ubuntu includes a very convenient update manager, which checks the software repositories for updates, and alerts you to...

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