Compiling source into a DEB package

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http://askubuntu.com – I have always had a problem installing and removing compiled software, so I have decided I would like to build software from source into a .deb package for easier installation/removal. I would like to know of an easy and short way to build source into a .deb package, as an end user. I have tried: ubucompilator, which did not work for me This how to guide, but I found it too long (HowTos)