Commit 9065f962 authored by Cyril Roelandt's avatar Cyril Roelandt
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README.md: add a section about similar projects.

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Please tell us about your own frontends/backends!
## Similar projects
Here are some tools used to turn a package from a language-specific archive to
a package suitable for a general purpose package manager. We can see that [GNU
Guix](https://www.gnu.org/s/guix), [NetBSD](https://www.netbsd.org/) and
[OpenBSD](https://www.openbsd.org) decided to write a single tool, thus having
a unified CLI to access all upstream packages.
| | Debian | Fedora | Guix | FreeBSD | NetBSD | OpenBSD |
|------|--------------| ---------|-------------|----------|---------|---------|
| CPAN | dh-make-perl | cpan2rpm | guix import | ? | url2pkg | PortGen |
| NPM | npm2deb | npm2rpm | N/A | ? | url2pkg | ? |
| PyPI | pypi2deb | pyp2rpm | guix import | pytoport | url2pkg | PortGen |
| Ruby | gem2deb | gem2rpm | guix import | ? | url2pkg | PortGen |
## License
This project is distributed under the [3-Clause BSD
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