Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu already provides a software synchronization service, but it would be even better if software packages could be synchronized between multiple Linux distributions. In order to do this, I would need to find a package installation method that would work on all Linux distributions, and periodically download a list of packages from a central server.
Different distributions package up software differently (that makes them different, in the first place...). So there can't be a real 1 to 1 mapping of packages, more so that the versions won't agree. And doing some kind of "accurate fuzzy matching" is a titanic job. Resign yourself to doing it by hand, automating that will be much more work.