Apt removes gnome after new Debian 5.0.3 install?
Hello! I've used a Debian 5.0.3 disk to install debian twice now, and got this same unexpected behavior: apt uninstalls gnome on the first run-through of 'update'.
In the install, I specifically checked off that this was to be a desktop machine, along with server and I think another option. After the install ran and rebooted, it goes to a gnome desktop. I go to a terminal, and do "sudo aptitude update; sudo aptitude safe-upgrade", and it starts ripping out gnome, a bunch of python gtk related packages, and zip and unzip (Hey! I was planning on using those!), and a few other packages.
Of course gnome shuts down when aptitude shuts it down, and apt goes about removing gdm. On reboot, no gnome. What gives?