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:




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

Package availability can be view here:


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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