I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process
$ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install
Therefore I just replaced
$ sudo make install with
$ sudo checkinstall. When I run
checkinstall it start process of creating a package and start asking a series of questions. And here is where I made a mistake, I just wanted to build a package to add to my own system, not for distributing the finished package, so I just tried to accept the default answers, enter, etc.
I didn't specified "package version" (which is senseless for me), it started doing normal, but in the end CheckInstall complained that package version is missing, etc and installation failed.
It left the various orphaned files in the package folder: how to clean this, and how to proceed with this? Where Linux put files when installation fails: does it do same as Windows that store installation in temporary files and clean them out, so files is not remain in the system, or Linux keep these files and scatters them over the system?