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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 16:10:49 UTC 2011

On 11 September 2011 16:34, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>  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?

Blimey, that's a rather drastic way of removing software! TBH I'm not
entirely surprised things went awry.

Have you tried doing some detective work and discovering how it's
actually installed, so that you can go looking for config files and so
on elsewhere?

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