Pacman alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Pacman? During the review of Pacman we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Alternatives (by score)


PTF (The PenTesters Framework)


The PenTesters Framework (PTF) is a Python script that helps to keep your pentest toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or similar. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use common tools or add your own tools as well.

Project details

PTF is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + Tool is easy to use
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Software management
    • Software testing

    PTF review

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