[maemo-developers] how to show installed application icon on the App manager's Uninstall menu

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Tue Jan 12 12:53:56 EET 2010
ext ibrahim <ibrahim.ali at asgatech.com> writes:

> I wonder if an application package was installed from 
> command-line "using dpkg -i package_name.deb" can it -at least- be 
> uninstalled using the app manager ??
> does it have a chance to appear on Hildon application Manager's 
> Uninstall list ??


> If it is possible, how to do that?
> the packages installed by "dpkg -i" can be seen and removed by the 
> apt-get command (apt-get remove <installed_paclkge_name> manages to find 
> and uninstalls it  ).  So, why the app manager can't see them? Isn't it 
> a GUI for apt ? or it uses another method to install/update/remove maemo 
> packages ?

The Application manager only shows packages in the "user" section.  They
need to have a field like this:

     Section: user/<category>

in their control file.
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