Posted by: Michael Shigorin
on February 22, 2008 10:50 AM
"If you decide a package sucks, how do you get rid of it?" -- apt-get remove (or rpm -e). Dave, learning (and educating) to build packages is way better an enterprise than spreading ill advice like "use stow/checkinstall/0install". It's way more reusable, and googling for %name.spec or looking for a similar package for its debian/rules is what might even spare one's time and not junk it within /usr/local.
PS: I maintain ~180 packages in ALT Linux and feel pretty comfortable with these. :)