help installing checkinstall locally

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to install checkinstall locally in my home directory. Though, in the INSTALL file is only described how to do a system wide installation: Simple enough: make su make install checkinstall Instead I'd like to use the configure script this way: ./configure --prefix=~/opt/ make make install checkinstall but checkinstall distribution doesn't provide configure. I think it's possible to do what I want meddling with make files, but I'm not an expert and need your help on what to do. (HowTos)