checkinstall - installation tracker

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename checkinstall_1.6.2-4_i386.deb
Package name checkinstall
Package version 1.6.2
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin admin::package-management devel::buildtools implemented-in::c implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility works-with::software:package
License -
Maintainer Andreas Noteng <>
Download size 128.02 KB
Installed size 507.00 KB
CheckInstall keeps track of all the files created or
modified by your installation script ("make install"
"make install_modules", "setup", etc), builds a
standard binary package and installs it in your
system giving you the ability to uninstall it with your
distribution's standard package management utilities.


Package Version Architecture Repository
checkinstall_1.6.2-4_amd64.deb 1.6.2 amd64 Debian Main
checkinstall - - -


Name Value
dpkg-dev -
file -
libc6 >= 2.0


Type URL
Binary Package checkinstall_1.6.2-4_i386.deb
Source Package checkinstall

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install checkinstall deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install checkinstall




2013-03-08 - Andreas Noteng <>
checkinstall (1.6.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Andreas Noteng ]
* Fix wrong license name in debian/copyright (s/GPL2/GPL2+/)
[ Timo Juhani Lindfors ]
* Add patch 0011-fix-crash-when-sizeof-mode_t-sizeof-int.patch
(closes: #702314)
2012-04-01 - Andreas Noteng <>
checkinstall (1.6.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't include empty control fields (closes: #666262)
* Update Standards-Version
- Update debian/copyright to version 1.0
* Don't include directories in conffiles (closes: #655453)
2011-02-09 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Andreas Noteng ]
* New maintainer (closes: #608238)
* Fix broken watch file
* Change to machine readable copyright file
* Update Standards-Version (no change).
* Remove Breaks: and Replaces: installwatch (package no longer in Debian)
* Fix wrong installwatch copyright information
[ Felipe Sateler ]
* Set file permissions to o=g instead of 644 when --reset-uids is passed
2010-04-15 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #570510
- Update patches for new upstream release
* Manage patches with gpb-pq
* Update Standards-Version (no changes needed)
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
- Drop quilt usage
* Drop unnecessary dh_clean override
* Use multiline Build-Depends
* Re-enable filesystem translation by default, it was fixed upstream.
Closes: #510681, #490633, #478312
2009-11-17 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix build failure with glibc 2.10. Thanks Joao Pinto.
Closes: #552860
* Remove backtick from HEREDOC. Closes: #556725
2009-09-24 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Move to debhelper 7
* Add misc:Depends to the Depends line
* Remove dependency on findutils
* Remove dependency on libc headers
* Use correct quilt version
* Update the checkinstall homepage
* Allow overriding architecture in Debian. Closes: #501027
* Document use of quilt in patch management
* Update standards version (no changes needed)
2008-07-24 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Recommend make since it's the most used install tool. (Closes: #487964).
* Use quilt for managing patches to upstream sources.
* Allow Requires to be used in Debian. (Closes: #469639)
* Turn off system translation by default, since it is currently broken.
* Update the Vcs-* tags since we moved to Git.
2008-06-25 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-7) unstable; urgency=high
* Use mktemp instead of awk magic to create temporary directories.
The original implementation had a race condition that allowed for a
symlink attack. This is security related, so set urgency to high.
2008-06-12 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Use the new Vcs-* fields.
* Do not ship empty directories.
* Use $(MAKE) instead of make in the makefile
* Support Provides: field in debian.
* Depend on dpkg-dev, since we use dpkg-architecture
(Closes: #484828)
* Move url to the Homepage field.
* Convert debian/copyright to UTF-8.
* Bump standards version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed).
2007-11-13 - Felipe Sateler <>
checkinstall (1.6.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typo: striping -> stripping.
(Closes: #447776)
* Fix FTBFS on kfreebsd-amd64.
(Closes: #451111)
* Move manpage to section 8 and note that checkinstall must be run as root.
(Closes: #448533)

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