I had this idea for a long time: that is to have a dedicated post for packages that are less known but perhaps useful. I will also give some comments about each applications I packaged for, a short review, as you might say.
The first one is zetapkg (written by infowonder), one of my favourite packages from old days, when I was actually spending a lot of time testing packages. What this application does is very simple. You can take a snapshot of all the packages you have installed in your system, and roll back to the state whenever you wish to roll back (i.e. this will reinstall missing packages and uninstall unwanted ones automatically).
I have modified the original perl script to be able to use this in Salix.
If you are interested in the original discussion on how this came about, and the limitation of the application at the time (which is not the case for its use in Salix, as we have a stable repository ), you can find the link here
. There is also a how-to in the original tar file.zetapkgzetapkg-0.9.1-noarch-1tt.txz
Edit: I was lucky to install this. I accidentally removed with gslapt xfce and some other key applications inadvertently that uses libglade. And this essentially broke my system, but with zetapkg I got back my old working system.