Due to the release of BackTrack v5 I have decided that it’s no longer worth putting time into maintaining GnackTrack. It was simply taking up too much of my personal time. The reason GnackTrack was started was that I and many others did not enjoy using KDE when performing thier hacking. I have always been a Gnome fan so wanted a platform that i could test from using Gnome. Installing Gnome ontop of BackTrack v4 was just too much of a headache so GnackTrack was created and shared for others.
Developing GnackTrack has been great fun, and i would like to thank all those that contributed to the project. You are still able to download version R6 which is based on Ubuntu 10.10 but it is no longer supported or developed on.
Since using BackTrack I have found that there are many missing tools that I have been used to in GnackTrack. If you find this is the same for you then please feel free to use my bt5-fixit.sh script in order to add the missing programs and convert BackTrack into a bleeding edge distro. It does this by removing software that was installed using debian packages and replacing lots of them with svn sources. What this means is that you will not have to wait until the BackTrack developers add the latest versions to the repos, instead you can just update them using the scipt.
You can get your hands on the script by visiting the page here: http://www.phillips321.co.uk/bt5-fixit-sh/