Linux.com: CLI Magic: CheckInstall

“OK, you one-click installers, listen up! In spite of the early
dementia no doubt being brought on by living in a GUI cocoon,
there’s a chance you might learn something from this week’s CLI
Magic. Here’s the thing: given the ease of installing free software
apps these days, especially those installed outside your distro’s
package management, how do you get rid of that great game you
installed from scratch last week when you learn it opens your
system up to hostile takeover? Think that just removing the
executable does the trick? Think again, oh rodent lover. Now you’re
ready to learn about CheckInstall…”