CPT is the package management toolset written for Carbs Linux. Its aim is to
provide a stable, powerful, and easily used library for package management that
complements the tools that come with it. It has the following features:
- **POSIX shell library** - with its shell library, it is really easy to create
advanced scripts that wrap around the package manager and extend its
- **Powerful, but simple** - even with the multitudes of functionalities that
CPT provides, the tools provided aim to be as "low-interaction" as possible
and get out of your way. No user should spend countless hours on wiki pages
just to understand the proper way of installing a "masked" package. If the
user seeks to modify the build of a package, easy tools should be provided,
but those tools should not be required for basic functionality.
- **Simple packaging system** - CPT has a easy to understand, simple, and static
packaging system, that makes it really easy to write and maintain packages.
Instead of complex `PKGBUILD` scripts or weird templates, packages are formed
of multiple little files that are easily written and easily parsed, even
without needing the help of the package manager itself.
- **Easy Repository Management** - CPT makes it easy to create or use multiple
repositories at the same time. Repositories are added and prioritised by the
`$CPT_PATH` variable, an environment value that is already familiar to many
users with the `$PATH` variable.
- **Serve repositories with your method** - Package repositories can be served
in a variety of formats, they can be either local, served with `git`,
`mercurial`, `fossil`, or through the `rsync` method.
### Latest Release: 6.2.3 ([2022-02-02](/timeline?c=6.2.3))
- [User Manual](https://carbslinux.org/docs/cpt)