For a while now, I've been installing my programs like this:
<download the program>
<untar the program>
<./configure & make & checkinstall>
Now at this point Ive got the program installed, a package in the current directory, and a whole lot of source files left over. What I have been doing at this point is putting the source files in my /home/user directory, and moving the newly made package to /usr/src/packages. This seemed to work for a while, but not my /home/user directory is getting very full. Is there any easier way to do this? If I install a program with the checkinstall tool, do I really need to keep all of the source files around?
I'm just a little confused about how I should be managing my packages on slackware, Im not sure of the "normal" procedure or anything. How does everyone else do it?