Spack is a standalone package manager with its own CPIO-based package format but aiming to keep total compatibility with Slackware Linux. Written in POSIX shell as much as it makes sense, it attempts to provide a fairly complete toolkit to build, install, remove, list, retrieve, and arrange your packages. It can be used as an alternative to Slackware’s pkgtools, just to independently and properly manage your local software on any distribution, or as the main package manager of the distribution you build yourself.
Release Notes: This release improves the way spackcook guesses the different fields of the package name, and sorts the file list stored by spackadd in the package log.
Tags: Archiving, Packaging
Original news: http://freecode.com/projects/spack