Installwatch is used to track the changes made during the installation of local (i.e. non-deb) software.
This is the package on which checkinstall depends that was recommended by Malte S. yesterday. It is just amazing how much useful and powerful software is out there just waiting to be discovered. And the amazing thing is it's all free to use and improve. After years and years of using Debian, there is always another cool package to discover.
More information on this package can be found on the Debian web site.
(If there is a package you would like to see featured here, go to the userinfo page and follow the directions there to submit your entry.)
Now available in RSS and ATOM flavors too.