Lubuntu Software Center - MenuLibre

Stephen Smally eco.stefi at
Sat Oct 6 16:12:09 UTC 2012

On 06/10/12 14:35, Hitesh Shah wrote:
> Stephen Smally wrote:
> "The software showed in the Lubuntu Software Center is selected using the
> datas contained in the package app-install-data, if menulibre is
> included in the repos and a .desktop file in
> /usr/share/app-install/
> desktop/ exists it should be shown."
> Hi Stephen and thank you for replying. I'm afraid I didn't make myself
> clear. I'll try again with a little more detail.
> I have a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 on which I have recently
> installed lubuntu-desktop. Now, if I want to install software from the
> repos, I have the following options:
> 1. The Ubuntu Software Center (because my basic installation is Ubuntu
> 12.04)
> 2. Synaptic Package Manager (because I have installed Synaptic)
> 3. Lubuntu Software Center (because I have added lubuntu-desktop to my
> existing Ubuntu 12.04)
> 4. The command line using apt-get
> After the recent apps showdown and community vote, I read about
> menulibre as a lighter version of GNOME's alacarte (aka Main Menu). So I
> decided to install it because the author said it would work with most
> desktop environments.
> The point I'm trying to make is that when I opened Lubuntu Software
> Center and entered "menulibre" in the search box, there were no hits
> (and there are no hits even today).
> In other words, Lubuntu Software Center does not list menulibre as a
> software available for installation.
> However, Ubuntu Software Center did list it and I installed it from
> there. If I click on Lubuntu's Main Menu and then on System Tools, I can
> access it from there with the name of "Main Menu". So I have no problem
> in that respect.

That's because Lsc is not currently able to show software from other 
sources (e.g. the paying software or the ubuntu apps showdown). the new 
Lsc will be hopefully be able to replace Usc in every aspect.

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