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 (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source) and GNOME Software (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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      Most users think Homebrew is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
    2. 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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      Some users think Synaptic is a great alternative to Chocolatey, some don't.


    3. 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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    4. 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      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.
    5. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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    6. The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.
    7. A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.
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