@iff conan is not a dependency, it is a package manager for c++, and really a great thing. also, CPack sucks. yes you can create RPM's but no one will accept them to a real repo. You need to write an RPM Spec file or something. That is something you could compose with conan, since conanfile's, rpm spec, and deb package are all very similar. the way to think of conan, is it provides "rpm packages" which do not fix compiler versions or types.