Originally Posted by Satyaveer Arya
If it removes some of the gnome components, then you can install them again.
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
$ sudo apt-get install gnome
It will update the gnome desktop environment.
1) Why would he want to mess with reinstall Gnome. Fix it so nothing else gets removed.
2) I really wish people would stop with the 'sudo', since it is not enabled by default in Debian. Personally I have never setup sudo, nor do I know anyone that has used Debian for any length of time that uses it.
Debian User Forums • View topic - Aptitude wants to remove all of gnome - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=39045&f=10
Disable autoremove create /etc/apt/apt.conf and add:
// auto-remove breaks on meta packages
// Recommends are as of now still abused in many packages