Package Management

Open-source projects categorized as Package Management

Top 23 Package Management Open-Source Projects

  • Homebrew-cask

    🍻 A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

    Project mention: I want to pin but homebrew doesn't recognize cask | /r/MacOS | 2023-07-06

    (Note that I don't actually have calibre installed on my machine. I'm only going by the calibre.rb file present on brew's GitHub.)

  • CocoaPods

    The Cocoa Dependency Manager.

    Project mention: Unable to find a specification for `GoogleUtilities-Environment-Logger-NSData+zlib` | /r/flutterhelp | 2023-07-04

    You will have better luck finding / getting help here create a new issue and hopefully, someone there will be able to assist you.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • renovate

    Universal dependency update tool that fits into your workflows.

    Project mention: How to Manage Helm Chart Dependency Versions? | /r/helm | 2023-08-04

    Hello! I'm using Helm in K8s and curious if there is a solution that could keep tabs on the deployed chart dependency versions and either alert us when something is out of date or when a new release is available. Does this exist? I was thinking something like Dependabot or Renovate, but neither seems to be able to manage this.

  • fpm

    Effing package management! Build packages for multiple platforms (deb, rpm, etc) with great ease and sanity.

    Project mention: PackagingCon – a conference only for software package management | | 2023-08-08
  • Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

    Project mention: K8S Quickstart & Helm | | 2023-08-21

    Package management is not a new concept in the software industry. On Linux distros, you manage software installation and removal with package managers such as YUM/RPM or APT. On Windows, you can use Chocolatey or Homebrew on Mac.

  • patch-package

    Fix broken node modules instantly 🏃🏽‍♀️💨

    Project mention: TypeScript NPM Packages Done Right | | 2023-09-24

    If you use Yarn, there’s the `yarn patch` command [1], which lets you maintain patches for your dependencies. Even though I try to upstream patches wherever possible, sometimes you just want to apply a quick patch and move on, especially if the dependency is poorly maintained or even worse, deeply nested in your dependency hierarchy. I use `yarn patch` regularly, it’s one of the main reasons why I moved to Yarn in the first place.

    If you’re not using Yarn, there seems to be a similar thing on npm, `patch-package`. [2] I never had to use that though.



  • pip

    The Python package installer

    Project mention: Can't seem to install Python YAML support | /r/Ubuntu | 2023-08-29

    $ sudo pip install y$ sudo pip install yaml WARNING: pip is being invoked by an old script wrapper. This will fail in a future version of pip. Please see for advice on fixing the underlying issue. To avoid this problem you can invoke Python with '-m pip' instead of running pip directly. ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement yaml (from versions: none) ERROR: No matching distribution found for yaml

  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

  • glide

    Package Management for Golang (by Masterminds)

  • pip-tools

    A set of tools to keep your pinned Python dependencies fresh.

    Project mention: Maintaining virtual environments | /r/learnpython | 2023-05-18

    For small projects I recommend pip-tools. Just write packet list in and pip-compile compile a requirements.txt with comments.

  • conda

    A system-level, binary package and environment manager running on all major operating systems and platforms.

    Project mention: Why does creating my conda environment use so much memory? | /r/learnpython | 2023-06-18
  • PDM

    A modern Python package and dependency manager supporting the latest PEP standards

    Project mention: A question about good practice when using docker. | /r/dataengineering | 2023-05-26

    You'd need a proper dependencies management tool like PDM or Poetry to exhaustively resolve and lock down all the transitive dependencies if you want to have anything closed to reproducible build.

  • luarocks

    LuaRocks is the package manager for the Lua programming language.

    Project mention: what does the luarocks variable LUA_INCDIR get used for? | /r/lua | 2023-08-29

    LUA_INCDIR is not listed on either or but luarocks complains that it's not set. What does it do?

  • habitat

    Modern applications with built-in automation

    Project mention: 42 Companies using Rust in production | | 2022-10-12

    And many more such as Scaleway, Oxide, Fuchsia, MeiliSearch, Vector, embark, Chef, BBC...

  • BaGet

    A lightweight NuGet and symbol server

    Project mention: is there something similar to maven in c#? | /r/csharp | 2022-10-01

    As others have mentioned, you want NuGet. However, beyond the directory approach that was already mentioned, people may be interested to know that you can also do a web hosted version or if you prefer you can use the full NuGet Gallery project that powers At this point there's like 20 different ways to do it now. Hanselman had a list of some options a while back. BaGet is kind of interesting on that list.

  • RubyGems

    The Ruby community's gem hosting service.

    Project mention: Phlex is the ruby way to build your views | | 2023-06-08

    However, let's examine a typical partial, such as the one from the . search show page

  • Paket

    A dependency manager for .NET with support for NuGet packages and Git repositories.

  • bpkg

    Lightweight bash package manager

    Project mention: Bashkit V1 | /r/bash | 2023-01-27
  • bioconda-recipes

    Conda recipes for the bioconda channel.

    Project mention: Why should academic researchers use Rust? | /r/rust | 2023-02-24

    Rust makes distribution and maintenance near trivial. My lab develops a fairly widely-used tool, salmon, for the quantification of transcript expression from RNA-seq data. This tool is written in C++14, and has a substantial number of dependencies. The process of updating the tool (e.g. bumping dependencies) and cutting a new release is painful. To maintain widespread availability, we distribute this tool using bioconda which uses it's own CI and setup to build new releases for (in our case) Linux and MacOS. Things break all the time. For example, recently, they bumped the compiler used to build packages. This changed some default "implementation defined" behavior, causing previously functioning code to fail. We didn't find this locally, because we didn't test that specific compiler version. When we tried to release a new version, we had to go back and fix things etc. This is not just because different compilers exist, but because the C++ specification is soooo complicated and the set of undefined and implementation defined behavior is sooo broad that it's very brittle and it's easy for things to "break" via bitrot. However, the stability provided by Rust has been phenomenal so far. In our code, we only use stable Rust features, and we have benefited tremendously from the empirical guarantee that valid Rust code (except in exceptional cases like latent bugs in the language) will remain valid. While not all crates follow it religiously, there is a reasonable respect for semantic versioning. Thus, cutting a new release of one of our Rust tools is often as simple as just updating the Cargo.toml (and Cargo.lock in the case of applications), tagging a new release in GitHub, and letting the bioconda CI do it's business with the tagged artifacts. The build "scripts" are almost always trivial because the builds just work, across platforms, across CIs, etc. Now, new projects like cargo dist look like they make this process even simpler.

  • NuGet

    NuGet Gallery is a package repository that powers Use this repo for reporting issues.

    Project mention: Musl 1.2.4 adds TCP DNS fallback | | 2023-07-30

    Really happy to see this. This caused random NuGet package restore issues when the CNAME chain for exceeded a certain length.

    Our CDN provider ended up having a shedding mode in some hot areas that made the chain exceed the limit from time to time. Our multi CDN set up saved us so we could do geo specific failovers.

  • Gem in a Box

    Really simple rubygem hosting

  • virtualgo

    Virtualgo: Easy and powerful workspace based development for go

  • gpm

    Barebones dependency manager for Go.

  • Berkshelf

    A Chef Cookbook manager

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-09-24.

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What are some of the best open-source Package Management projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Homebrew-cask 20,180
2 CocoaPods 14,283
3 renovate 13,403
4 fpm 10,886
5 Chocolatey 9,388
6 patch-package 9,327
7 pip 8,943
8 glide 8,173
9 pip-tools 7,093
10 conda 5,722
11 PDM 5,256
12 luarocks 2,908
13 habitat 2,515
14 BaGet 2,396
15 RubyGems 2,215
16 Paket 1,946
17 bpkg 1,814
18 bioconda-recipes 1,507
19 NuGet 1,475
20 Gem in a Box 1,460
21 virtualgo 1,312
22 gpm 1,198
23 Berkshelf 1,077
Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time
Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.