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I was researching on how to properly uninstall Debian programs that I have compiled from source. One advice was to make use of checkinstall. But then I read on some sites that checkinstall doesn't take care of dependencies?

So my question is, how do I use checkinstall (or a better program) along with aptitude to get package management similar to native Debian packages?

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Basically, what is the best way to manage those programs which have to be installed from source code?

  • I've read some forums and the man page for checkinstall. It suggested I change default options by editing the /etc/checkinstallrc file, and I did so. It seems pretty safe to me to use checkinstall now. But I need to know anything that might go wrong. – user133721 Sep 11 '15 at 23:30
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According to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CheckInstall, the best combination would be to run auto-apt ./configure to take care of the dependencies, then run make to build and install it using sudo checkinstall.

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