*subsequent* SW install won't add new entries to "Applications" menu

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun Sep 11 15:34:40 UTC 2011

  yesterday, i was test installing some SW to my ubuntu 11.04 laptop
and at the tail end of the DVD 1 install (there are two DVDs), i was
asked if i wanted to add entries for "Product Maintenance" to the
Applications menu, i said yes and, sure enough, i had new entries show
up there underneath the main entry for the vendor.

  i wanted to wipe all traces of that install and test it again
slightly differently so i deleted the entire install directory (this
was not a .deb-package based install, it all installed under my home
dir), then *manually* went to edit the Apps menu and deleted those
menu entries.

  the problem now is that subsequent installs won't re-add those Apps
menu entries anymore.  it's as if there's still some trace of those
entries somewhere and the install procedure must somehow think they're
already there so it doesn't add them again.  where would i go looking
for something like that?  does this sound familiar to anyone?



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