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Checkinstall, install from the source in the best way

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http://linuxaria.com – Recently I’ve discovered this great program that helps a lot to avoid one of my worst nightmare, to have a lot of packages installed from the sources, and lose track of them in my system, how ? CheckInstall keeps track of all files installed by a “make install” or equivalent, creates a Slackware, RPM, or Debian package with those files, and adds it to the installed packages database, allowing for easy package removal or distribution. (HowTos)