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Side-by-side install on multi-user system - prevent global menu changes


I'm doing a side-by-side install of CX 16.0, as per , but I want to prevent a global menu change - on ubuntu 14.04.

I've used cxrepackage to create a new deb, and done "dpkg --unpack" on newly created deb.

Before running dpkg --configure, I'm looking at tweaking the scripts to NOT make global menu changes, as I don't want any of my users to "know" of this install, but I don't want to otherwise break the install.

I'm thinking of just adding this in

if [ $debian_menu_on -eq 1 ]

Just wondering if this is the best approach, or if anyone can recommend something else.


Just confirming that my "fix" did not work.. I had to manually alter /usr/share/applications|desktop-directories to get them off of the global menus. But for future, it would be a nice install option.. to not affect global menus.

The instructions you linked are for doing system-wide installs side-by-side.

To install CrossOver in a single user account, use the Generic Shell Installer. Make sure you run it as a regular user, not as root (running as root will do a system-wide install).

To install multiple versions of CrossOver in a single user account, see this faq entry:

Actually I do want a system-wide side-by-side install .. but its a corporate environment and we have tight controls over system-wide menus.

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