In fact, some distributions are distinctly different down to the type of file types they use for package management.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. is there a database or program that builds the menus from scratch by searching installed rpm packages and the paths to their executables ?
Maybe you could have a look into /etc/apt/apt.confman update-menus man Michel ok, fair enough, but I (at least) am talking about the situation where you install a brand new package. And like the original poster said, the menu refresh happened in Breezy, but it's not in Dapper.
hm, I don't know if this is normal behaviour for the gnome applications menu - in KDE on debian however, when I installed a new KDE program the new item appeared in the K menu.
For some new users this left their machines outdated or without applications they needed. Now Linux is exponentially more user friendly - to the point where so much is automatic and ¬†that today's Linux hardly resembles yesterday's Linux.
Of course, at the time, most everyone trying their hand at Linux knew they were getting into something that would require some work. But even though Linux has evolved into the user-friendly operating system it is, there are still some systems that are fundamentally different than their Windows counterparts.