CPE lists was Re: Equivalent packages between Linux distributions
I created an automatically generated CPE list for Fedora13 packages. It only has 300 or so packages in it, but this will improve as say Debian increase the list of packages they track (they only track 1100 or so currently).
To generate the list I build a list of equivalent packages between Debian and Fedora https://github.com/silviocesare/Equivalent-Packages/blob/master/NearestNeighbour/Debian5_Fedora13_Matches. I then use Debian's CPE list http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/secure-testing/data/CPE/list to document the equivalent packages in Fedora.
This should work fine for other Distributions also.