New Install vs. upgrade menu problems

sktsee sktsee at
Tue May 6 19:11:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 07:43 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote: 
> I've two hard drives both running 8.04.  One has been upgraded ever
> since Warty.  The other gets a new installation each time a new Ubuntu
> version comes out.  Both have separate /home partitions that are fairly
> identical except for newly installed packages on the upgraded
> installation.
> Both menus show identical entries, even though some packages aren't
> present on the new installation.
> Yes, I copied the upgrade /home to the new installation  /before/ doing
> the installation but in the past the menu changed to only offer those
> packages actually available After a new installation.  This time I have
> entries for packages I do not have.  Must I hand-edit the menu or is
> there some incantation that will normalize it?  the command, 
> <sudo update-menus> doesn't do it.

Local .directory files are stored in ~/.local/share/desktop-directories.
Remove any .directory files located there. Next, remove any
local .desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications. Lastly, remove the
local file and any alacarte menu files from
~/.config/menus. You may should also remove any files in
~/.config/menus/applications-merged if there are any.

That should purge all user based menu entries. If it doesn't, there's
always alacarte.


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