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.