View Full Version : Checkinstall debs vs real debs?

March 14th, 2009, 02:27 PM
What is the main issues with checkinstall built debs when compared to "real" debs?

On the face of it, check install offers an extremely easy an automatic way to build debs from source. Assuming you can install it at all in the first place, the only difference is that you "checkinstall" make a deb first to install it as a deb.

I'm supposing there is a catch in this? Otherwise I would of thought that deb making/sharing would be much more popular if it was actually that simple.