Build Log is a tool to log software builds.
Version: 0.0.3Buildog was inspired by my need to track the steps involved in software builds. Particularly the software packages in the Linux From Scratch book.
Operating System: Linux
It is not a package manager in the traditional sense, it will not track dependences. It tries to stay out of your way as much as possible.
If you grow weary of RPM spec files, or this months "package manager" (there are about a dozen or so of them out there, with new distributions adding their own every month) Buildog may be for you.
What it will do for you is log the information required to build it, files it created, URL's it needs (it will fetch them for you too if you want, with support for mirrors and caching) a log of the build stages, notes and descriptions, it's home page, and any other information you may wish to add.
It's pretty simple to use, if you've ever installed packages from source, you'll get the hang if it quickly.
Quite a bit of work has gone into making this install nicely. Perl programs are kind of notorious for being difficult to install.
It uses the autoconf to guess your location of perl, supports the usual --prefix --bindir --sysconfdir and --localstatedir options. Type 'make install' to install it, (a plain 'make' shows what will be installed where).