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Portage is source-based package manager used by Gentoo and its descendants. It controls all process from fetching source through building it, installing into clean environment to "merging" with already installed software.

Portage Alternatives

The best Portage alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    Binary package manager with support for environments.

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    Yay is an AUR helper written in go, based on the design of yaourt, apacman and pacaur.

  3. 19

    Pacman was developed to be the package manager for Arch Linux, and is also used by KDE-focused Chakra Linux.

  4. 17

    pkgsrc is a framework for building over 17,000 open source software packages.

  5. 11

    The missing package manager for macOS

  6. 17

    dpkg is the core of package management in Debian-based Linux distributions. it has multiple front ends like apt or aptitude that extend dpkgs usability and features

  7. 16

    Docker is an open platform that enables developers and system administrators to create distributed applications.

  8. 12

    Flatpak is the new framework for desktop applications on Linux

  9. An AUR helper written in Rust and based on the design of yay. It aims to be your standard pacman wrapping AUR helper with minimal interaction.

  10. 25 Jun 2014 . All software components in NixOS are installed using the Nix package manager. Packages in Nix are defined using the nix language to create nix expressions.

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    Like Nix but GNU.

  12. Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).

  13. The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.

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