RubyGems Alternatives

    RubyGems is described as 'org is the Ruby community's gem hosting service. Instantly publish your gems and install them. Use the API to interact and find out more information about available gems' and is an website in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to RubyGems, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Synaptic, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to RubyGems are npm (Free, Open Source), pacman (package manager) (Free, Open Source), Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source) and aptitude (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


    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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    5. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Git
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      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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    6. Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries. It's implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.
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    7. Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.
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    8. The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages.
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