Mateusz Viste created a new package manager tool for FreeDOS. The new tool is called 'FDNPKG' (because it's like the old FDPKG, but with extra Network support). To a Linux user, it might look similar to some kind of a highly simplified "apt-get". FDNPKG allows you to install packages both from network repositories and from local *.zip packages. It supports multiple network repositories - this allows anyone to create (and host) their own FreeDOS packages repository (imagine Internet FreeDOS repositories with old shareware games, or DOS ports of specific opensource projects, etc...). FDNPKG doesn't depend on any external tools, as it contains everything it needs to operate. It requires however a working WatTCP installation (ie. a wattcp config file). Try out the new FDNPKG, available at http://www.viste-family.net/mateusz/software/fdnpkg/
Other notes from Mateusz:
FDNPKG is a non-interactive CLI tool.
I haven't tested FDNPKG in any real-world situation, therefore any
feedback is welcome! It works flawlessly on my DOSEMU installation,
that's all I know for sure.
I've also done some packaging & repackaging work, and created a few
FDNPKG repositories for FreeDOS, containing some development tools,
FreeDOS BASE packages, utils, etc (they are all referenced in the
default FDNPKG configuration file, so you can browse them using "fdnpkg