Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· mattryan

Better than make

Sometimes compiling packages from source leaves files installed all over the freaking place. Which is really annoying if you just wanted to test a new package, and realized quickly that it isn't the best fit and should then be uninstalled. Finding all those files can be a pain in the ass.

Using checkinstall you can centralize those stray components.

Most commonly instead of sudo make install you could run sudo checkinstall and follow along.