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  • hysp-pkgs

    🌿 Package information to install via hysp package manager

    Hi, I am the package maintainer for https://github.com/metis-os/hysp-pkgs (The default source that's shipped with hysp)

    To address your concerns:

    1. Hysp is a single binary (Statically compiled), download & run anywhere kind of package manager.

    2. Hysp, doesn't care about dependencies, and neither does it attempt to install anything that's not specifically defined in the config.

    3. Due to 1 & 2, you do not need go or rust or anything else installed to install something. No dependencies whatsoever. This saves enormous space, storage & time.

  • Toolpacks

    📦 Statically Linked Binaries for Android (arm64-v8a), Linux (aarch64_arm64 | amd_x86-64) all in one place :: https://bin.ajam.dev

    1. Yes, no portable toolchains or any other kinds of dependencies are required.

    2. Each & every single binary is statically compiled. This is the core at philosophy of Hysp. A single binary that runs anywhere.

    3. Currently, there's about 200 pkgs for x86_64 & arm64 each. The upstream source (https://github.com/Azathothas/Toolpacks) has over 400 for x86_64 & 300+ for arm64, which will slowly be added to Hysp-Pkgs.

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    📦 An independent package manager that every hacker deserves.

  • distrobox

    Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at: https://gitlab.com/89luca89/distrobox

    I've been using Linuxbrew for few months last year, it was always hit-or-miss whether some tool will work or if it will be macOS only recipe.

    Then I started using aarch64 CPUs, and Linuxbrew still doesn't work on those. Bummer.

    So while I'd love to see a package manager that spans all Linux distros, Homebrew is not it, at least for now. Nix may be it, but it has its own interesting issues at times.

    I recently used distrobox to run Arch Linux container on Fedora host and it was a good experience. I did not try exposing the CLIs from there to the host OS but it sounds possible https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox/blob/main/docs/usage/d... . I don't want to daily-drive Arch again, but it's a great project to install fresh versions of various CLI tools from.

  • nixpkgs

    Nix Packages collection & NixOS

    And if you're not able to install Nix (running something on a target machine?), you can use `nix bundle` on your own machine. More relevant for the author may be that the selection of pentesting tools in Nixpkgs is lacking[1].

    [1]: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues/81418

  • nix-portable

    Nix - Static, Permissionless, Installation-free, Pre-configured

    There is also nix-portable (https://github.com/DavHau/nix-portable), which is basically a drop-in replacement for normal nix that does everything required for no-root operation by itself when needed. Just put the single binary in your PATH and it's ready.

  • Static-Binaries

    Cross Compiled Statically Linked Binaries for Android Linux macOS Windows & More (by Azathothas)

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  • static-toolbox

    Statically Compiled Linux Binaries for [CoreUtils | Dropbear | Git | kmod | Nmap | OpenSSH | Procps | Socat | Strace | TCPDump | Util-Linux | xz-utils]

    https://github.com/Azathothas/static-toolbox

    I had to mention 4, because people kept asking us about security concerns.

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