gnome-pkgtool is a GTK+/GNOME front-end to Slackware package management tools (pkgtool). With gnome-pkgtool you can do the following actions to your Slackware Linux installation:

  • Install .TGZ packages
  • Uninstall installed packages
  • Re-install/upgrade installed packages
  • Build packages from source and install them
  • Inspect packages content

gnome-pkgtool relies on installpkg(8) and removepkg(8) tools for installing and uninstalling packages and on checkinstall for building packages from source.


gnome-pkgtool is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for details.