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pkgsrc is described as 'framework for building over 17,000 open source software packages. It is the native package manager on SmartOS, NetBSD, and Minix, and is portable across 23 different operating systems. Use one package manager across all of your systems!' and is a Package Manager in the os & utilities category. There are eight alternatives to pkgsrc for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Debian. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like pkgsrc are Homebrew, Synaptic, Just Install and OneGet.

pkgsrc 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 pkgsrc.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Haiku

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    Chocolatey

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    Homebrew

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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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    Synaptic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce

    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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    Just Install

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

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    OneGet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs).

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    MacPorts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    The MacPorts Project is an opensource package management system that simplifies compiling, installing, upgrading, and removal of other open-source software on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and later, running on Intel or Apple Silicon.

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    Windows Packager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Windows Packager (wpkg) was created as a clone of dpkg that would run under the Microsoft Windows operating system. wpkg is used to build, install, remove, and provide information about .deb packages.

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  8. Very simple command line application downloader. Simply enter the name of the application or partial. There are no dependancies, install anywhere, and even add to environmental variables for global use. Very small footprint. No installer, so does not mess with registries.

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