Originally posted by win32sux
honestly, from the posts i've seen here at LQ and other sites, i think it's fair to say that checkinstall has many issues that affect the final package's quality
Maybe, but there's probably something that can be done about it. If it's the classical issues with links, wrong ownership of /bin files and the like, I'm convinced that these exist because the checkinstall developer is missing feedback from us. I can hardly believe that there's something that couldn't be done by checkinstall - package creation with slackBuild scripts is also automatic, after all.
So if we can compile a list of checkinstall problems related to Slackware, we should also be able to convince the author to do the changes. The program is still under active development.