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unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce app menu [SOLVED]

Postby skrummen » 2019-01-28 22:15

Hello,

I am a pretty new but enthusiastic Linux user. I run a Debian Linux (4.9.0-8-amd64) with xfce Desktop environment. The system is running fine, but.... I have installed a program called Enpass ( a password manager which synchronizes with my iPad and my cellphone) via Synaptic Package Manager. I have first installed the Beta-version, before I switched to the stable version. Whatsoever, when I removed the Beta-Version, the program left an entry in the xfce application menu. A click produces the following message "Failed to execute command "/opt/enpass-beta/Enpass6 %U". "Failed to execute child process "/opt/enpass-beta/Enpass6" (No such file or directory)" And I can't delete the menu entry. I searched on Google for the last two weeks without any success. All I found is the tip that I should use a menu manager like Alacarte. But the menu entry isn't there. I can see it in the menu, but not in the menu manager. I don't think that it is an Enpass related problem because I have the same issue with the Bacula Administration Tool on. This problem is not affecting the use of the system. It's just annoying to have redundant entries and that I can't figure it out. If anyone has a clue how I can fix it, that would be really appreciated.

Thx in advance

Steph
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-29 01:17

Do you see them in .local/share/applications in your home folder?

If not, try searching all your files--one way is to install mlocate, run "updatedb" as root or with sudo, and then
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locate enpass
locate Enpass
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby None1975 » 2019-01-29 13:36

Hello. Please, check this.
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby skrummen » 2019-01-29 23:01

stevepusser wrote:Do you see them in .local/share/applications in your home folder?

If not, try searching all your files--one way is to install mlocate, run "updatedb" as root or with sudo, and then
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locate enpass
locate Enpass



Hello,

yes the enpass-beta exists in .local/share/applications
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby skrummen » 2019-01-29 23:07

@stevepusser
@None1975

Hello you two.

I combined your two comments and followed the steps described in the second post. Problem solved Thanks a lot for putting me on the right pass
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby None1975 » 2019-01-30 18:10

I'm glad you managed to solve this problem.
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce applications m

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-30 19:02

Please edit the title of your first post in this thread and add [SOLVED], please, to help others looking for a solution to the same problem. Thanks!
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Re: unable to remove orphaned entries in xfce app menu [SOLV

Postby kevinthefixer » 2019-02-10 01:28

FWIW I have had excellent results using MenuLibre in Stretch/XFCE although I can't say for sure it would have fixed this exact problem.
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