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

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 11 16:40:17 UTC 2011

On 09/11/2011 09:21 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, Liam Proven wrote:
>> 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?
>   this is proprietary software whose entire install appears to do
> little more than dump everything into a single directory, so i don't
> see what i did as being that drastic.
>   in fact, what i did appears to work just fine in terms of just
> deleting the entire install directory and re-installing.  the *only*
> issue is that, the first time i installed, i got those Applications
> menu entries; since then, i haven't, so i'm just curious as to how a
> *normal* ubuntu install would check whether those entries need to be
> added.
>   i'm in the midst of some detective work doing just what you suggest,
> but i'm asking what appears to be a general question -- if a ubuntu
> package wants to add an entry to the Apps menu, where would it
> normally check to see if that's already been done?  other than that
> hiccup, everything else seems to be behaving just fine.
Most likely a leftover entry in:


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