The package format, notably used by Debian.
- APT, the primary program for working with these packages.
dpkg-debfor working with them as archives.
CheckInstall will run make install (or whatever you tell it to run) and keep track of every file modified by this installation.
When it is done, CheckInstall will create a package and install it as a standard package. It will leave you a copy of the installed package in the source directory for your re-use.
A package manager, notably used by Debian.
This refers mainly to
apt-cache although there is the separate-but-compatible project that is just
I had first tested this a long time ago, perhaps before 2003. My first impressions were that it had a big community, was clumsily-implemented enough to spawn many many sub-distros and had poor governance.
Properly known as Debian GNU/Linux