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

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 17:10:06 UTC 2011

On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM, 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?

Just a notice: *Most* decent software that comes with an installer, even:

make install

comes with an uninstaller too, for the above usually:

make uninstall

In other words, you should have checked the uninstalling option of
your software.

Ioannis Vranos


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