aptitude remove portmap question
This is my first post as a Debian user having only just recently installed the distro (previously I have used Suse, Slackware and Gentoo).
Quite a few things are done differently in Debian, so I have some homework to do.
Something that occured while I was hardening the system has made me curious. I was removing unwanted services using aptitude from the command line because I didn't like the look of the menu screen.
I entered "aptitude remove portmap" and was informed that 111 packages would be removed - basically the whole of the Gnome DE. Obviously I aborted, but I wouldn't have expected this to happen. Assuming that it was me that did something wrong, could someone tell me what it was?