I'm using Ubuntu at work and Slackware at home.
Today at work I have downloaded some suspicious program from our company repository that was supposed to automate some repetitive tasks. I installed it with
configure; make; make install. Now I want to remove it, but unfortunately there is no appropriate target for uninstalling in the Makefile. This program is written in Python and the installer copied many
*.py files in various places and it's a pain now to remove all of them.
So I thought about CheckInstall to use in place of
make install so I could easily remove such programs and keep track of all software on my system in the consistent way. But I wonder if there are any possible side effects related to CheckInstall or can it be used every time when I install new software? Are you using it?