Is there is something like a Rosetta Stone for the different Linux Distributions?

Perhaps a site where you can look up a commands, configuration files or problem solutions for a specific task organized as translations of ones of another distribution (you know well).

For example you know Debian based distributions well and you want to know the Fedora equivalent to

dpkg -S /bin/bar


dpkg --get-selections > foo
dpkg --set-selections < foo


apt-cache search foobar --names-only


There is a Rosetta Stone for different Unices, but it is not that detailed and does not really differentiates between different Distributions.

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    Probably not since there would be an infinite number of different versions and such. – Falmarri Oct 21 '10 at 20:52
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    @well, I would be fine if a site would just mention the most popular distros/most usual tasks ... – maxschlepzig Oct 21 '10 at 21:08
  • All these details are stored in a magic proprietary format in a giant database that powers my AdmnistrateAnythingBot© that will soon make human system administrators obsolete. – Caleb May 28 '11 at 15:40

I think the service is called http://unix.stackexchange.com.

  • no idea who downvoted this. ( glaring eyes at everyone ) +1 – Stefan Nov 13 '10 at 13:06
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    Why www though? – ripper234 Mar 22 '11 at 7:55

http://distrowatch.com/ will, at least, tell you what software is available in what distro...

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