Projects / QTGZManager


QTGZManager is a frontend to the Slackware pkgtools. It can compare versions, install, reinstall, upgrade, downgrade, and remove packages. It also converts RPMs to TGZs, shows the package contents and information, and freezes or unfreezes a specific version.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Feb 2013 22:13

    Release Notes: This release changes the default Slackware mirror and changes the close button of the FireFox-like searchbar to the leftmost position. From now on, QTGZManager is also available at

    •  10 Feb 2013 22:31

      Release Notes: This release fixes the application exiting while the main window was hidden and the user was asked whether he/she wanted to download new patches, adds txz2sb (Ctrl+L) support when using QTGZ under Slax, and changes the patch’s download directory to /tmp. QTGZ can now open files which were removed from installed packages.

      •  09 Dec 2012 14:28

        Release Notes: This release fixes a crash when a malformed package was detected. It adds support for TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment). It warns users if the program needs a restart based on changes in Options/Setup. User defined mirrors can be added by editing the ~/.config /QTGZManager/mirrors file. ARM mirrors appear only when using the Slackwarearm distribution. Checking Slackware patches now outputs status against number of patches available. The Window Close button now quits QTGZ by default. Previous hiding behavior can be configured using Options/Setup.

        •  03 Nov 2012 11:57

          Release Notes: A Firefox-like search bar for text highlight search in HTML content (help, patches, and diffs). QTGZManager pops up if you try to exec another copy. The option to choose a user's preferred privilege escalation tool. The option to use silent output during action execution. The option to automatically check for new official Slackware patches at startup. Updated help usage information (F1). Support for the Mate desktop. Many bugfixes and much more.

          •  24 Aug 2009 14:36

            Release Notes: Bugs were fixed. Xfce support and Gksu support were added. The logic for saving settings was reworked. Opening a directory defaults to using dolphin when you're not in Xfce and you have it.


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