Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Which distros support RPMs? Which distros support DEB packages? What other distros and package formats exists? Here is what I think I know, but am interested in getting a more precise answer:

  • RPM - Redhat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
  • DEB - Debian, Ubuntu,
  • Pacman - Arch
  • tar.gz - all, depends on what is in the compressed file though

Lots of others probably in the long tail. I know you can use 'alien' to convert RPM to DEB, but it isn't installed by default in new Ubuntu setup so not counting that.

share|improve this question
1  
PKGBUILD is and tar.xz are the pkg formats for arch... off the top of my head you're also missing ebuild. –  xenoterracide Aug 17 '10 at 14:07
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 5 down vote accepted

There's a list of Linux Package Formats on wikipedia here and a list of common package management systems here.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.