Commit 94781577 authored by Cyril Roelandt's avatar Cyril Roelandt
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Mention fpm in README.md.

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## Similar projects
### Generic tools
[fpm](https://github.com/jordansissel/fpm) (Effing package management) is a tool
quite similar to upt. It can turn packages from PyPI/RubyGems/etc. into packages
for Debian/Fedora/etc. It features a unified command-line interface, a common
behaviour for all target distributions, and a modular design.
The main difference with upt is that it does not generate the "source" of a
package, but rather an installable package: it will generate a deb file rather
than a debian/ directory, an rpm file rather than a spec file, etc. See [this
comment on the bug
tracker](https://github.com/jordansissel/fpm/issues/1507#issuecomment-411390171)
for more information.
### Per-distribution tools
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
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