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       checkinstall —       Track installation of local software, and produce a binary manageable
       with your package management software.


       checkinstall [options]  [install command]


       checkinstall is a program that monitors an installation procedure (such as  make  install, ), and creates a standard package for your distribution (currently deb, rpm and
       tgz packages are supported) that you  can  install  through  your  distribution's  package
       management system (dpkg, rpm or installpkg).

       Note that for most useful actions, checkinstall must be run as root.


       These  programs  follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes ('-').  A summary of options is included below.

       All the options that toggle a switch default to activate the option.  To force  activation
       or  deactivation,  call them with '=yes' or '=no'. As an example, to disable stripping use

       -h           --help
                 Show summary of options.

       --version Show version information.

                 Show Copyright information

       --type    Choose packaging system. Can be one of 'slackware', 'debian' or 'rpm'.

       -D        Create a Debian package.

       -R        Create a RPM package.

       -S        Create a Slackware Package.

       --install Toggle installation of the created package.

       --fstrans Enable/disable filesystem translation. Filesystem translation enabled causes the
                 install  to  proceed  in  a temporary directory, thus not actually touching your

       -y   --default
                 Accept default answers to all questions.

       --pkgname Set the package name.

                 Set package version.

       -A   --arch    --pkgarch
                 Set package architecture.

                 Set the package release.

                 Set package license.

                 Set the package group.

                 Set source location

                 Set alternate source location

       --pakdir  Where to save the new package.

                 Set the package maintainer. Be careful to correctly quote/escape  the  name,  to
                 prevent shell expansion

                 Features provided by this package (currently only on RPM and Deb).

                 Dependencies required by this package.

                 Pass this flags to the rpm installer.

       --rpmi    Use the -i flag when installing a rpm.

       --rpmu    Use the -U flag when installing a rpm.

                 Pass this flags to the dpkg installer

       --spec    Where the .spec file is located

       --nodoc   Do not include documentation files.

       -d        Set debug level. Must be one of 0, 1 and 2.

       -si       Run an interactive install command

                 Toggle interactive install command.

       -ss       Run an interactive Slackware installation script.

                 Toggle interactive Slackware installation script.

                 Toggle creation of a script.

       --strip   Toggle stripping any ELF binaries found inside the package.

       --stripso Toggle stripping any ELF libraries (.so) found inside the package.

       --addso   Search for any shared libs and add them to /etc/

                 Reset  perms  for  all  files/dirs  to  755  and the owner/group for all dirs to

       --gzman   Compress any man pages found inside the package.

       --docdir  Where to put documentation files.

       --umask   Set the umask value.

       --exclude Exclude these files/directories from the package.

       --include Force the inclusion in the package of the files/dirs listed in the  argument  (a

       --inspect Inspect the package's file list

                 Review the spec file before creating a .rpm.

                 Review the control file before creating a .deb.

                 Use the new (8.1+) Slackware description format ("--newslack" implies "-S")

                 Manually set the path to the tar binary.

       --deldoc  Toggle deletion of doc-pak upon termination.

       --deldesc Toggle deletion of description-pak upon termination.

       --delspec Toggle deletion of spec file upon termination.

       --bk      Backup any overwritten files

       --backup  Toggle backup


       This  program  reads  its  configuration  from  /etc/checkinstallrc,  which can be used to
       override defaults.  Command line arguments override settings in the configuration file.


       This manual page was written by Felipe Sateler <> for the Debian  system
       (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in