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Creating a fake debian package with checkinstall and the force-overwrite command

Definition: What is checkinstall?

Checkinstall is a tool which creates so called uncomplicated Debian packages. These are not real Debian packages as they will hold no information of the actual dependencies needed by a program which is being build as a package. So in other words: CheckinstallĀ  packages are the ones which cannot (or more correctly: should not) be distributed as they will most likely not work outside of the host system. Continue reading