Remove old installs from Linux menu

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Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by BranFlayk » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:48 am

I'm running Livecode on Linux Mint 14, and have updated from 6.1.3 to 6.5 (rc6) and then 6.5.1
Under "Programming" on the Mint menu, I now have a shortcut to each of these three versions. Does anyone know if there is a way to just have the most recent install listed?

I'm not sure if this would be a matter of uninstalling the other two versions (or removing the directory they are in)?
Under my home directory, there are files for .local/share/applications/runrev-livecodecommunity_<version>.desktop and a corresponding .png for each version.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by capellan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:58 am

Hi BranFlayk,

I use Lubuntu and recently have to uninstall manually
the release candidate, before installing latest stable
version.

More or less, I follow these steps:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1882099

To remove an old version of LiveCode, I visited the folder:
/opt/runrev
and deleted the old LiveCode version, but the icon of this version
still appears in the Lubuntu's programming menu.

I visited the folder: /usr/share/applications
and erased the deleted application icon.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by wsamples » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:14 am

This may depend on which desktop environment you're running, but try right+click on the the icon that displays the application menu. Gnome 2 under Mint 9 shows an "Edit menu" item. Under openSUSE and KDE I get "Edit Applications". These functions allow you to hide or delete items from the application menu.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by BranFlayk » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:07 am

Thanks for your replies.
Right-click on Menu lets me edit it, and under Programming I can then un-select the other versions. I'd been trying to right click on the indiviual items previously and not having much luck.

I will also try the other option to delete the oldest version later.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by Klaus » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:11 pm

Hi friends,

since this is definitively platform specific, i will move the thread to the appropriate LINUX forum 8)


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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:05 pm

Klaus, how do moderators move posts to other threads? I've wanted to do that a few times but couldn't find the option for it.
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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by Klaus » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:08 pm

Hi Richard,

please note the "Quick-mod tools:" and the option menu at the bottomright of this page :D


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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by FourthWorld » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:20 pm

Klaus wrote:please note the "Quick-mod tools:" and the option menu at the bottomright of this page :D
As we say here in the States: D'oh!

:)

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by richmond62 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:21 pm

Well . . . if, when you install, you click on the "Me Only" install the Livecode versions install in an invisible folder called ".runrev" inside your 'Home' folder.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by mwieder » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:52 pm

Inside the installation folder (if you install for all users, it's under /opt/runrev) there are folders for each installed version.
Within each folder is a hidden file named .setup.x86.
You can uninstall a particular version by bringing up a terminal window, navigating to the directory for the version you want to delete, and typing

./.setup.x86 -uninstall

That will both uninstall the selected version and remove it from the menu.

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Re: Remove old installs from Linux menu

Post by capellan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:14 am

This works in my setup:
sudo /home/yourlinuxusername/.runrev/components/livecodecommunity-8.1.0-dp-1.x86_64/setup.x86_64

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