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New Debian was released but without checkinstall package - https://packages.debian.org/stretch/checkinstall .

Was this package deprecated - what is the replacement?

Or can we expect this (is it normal for other packages too?) package to be released for Debian Buster later?

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According to:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/how-to-check-why-%27checkinstall%27-is-no-longer-available-in-%27testing%27-424319/

and

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=878487

there is some issue with the package and it will/should be released for Debian Buster soon.

Package availability can be view here:

https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=checkinstall



UPDATE 22-Jun-2019

thank to Steve Gelman the checkinstall package for Debian Buster is now available thru buster-backports repo.

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