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Old 04-23-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Problems w/ Synaptic

Hello everybody.

Today I made to final choice to completely make the step to Debian and leave Windows behind me after 5 years. I am a linux user for over 3 years and I started using it now. Period.

But there seems to be having issue's with Synaptic, When I select certain packages Synaptic wants to remove Gnome-desktop-environment but I do not want that because all I have left then is the console after a reboot.

How can I un-install some packages without removing Gnome-desktop-environment with it?

Thank you very mutch for your response.
Old 04-23-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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Well, it all depends on which packages you're wishing to remove. If you're trying to remove a package on which another package depends, the depending package will be removed as well.
Old 04-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response. It cannot be removed unless it depends on another package. Great.

Is there any way to remove gnome and re-install gnome as minimum?
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a solution might be to remove gnome and install gnome-core instead, from there off what you need in addition.
Old 04-23-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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The actual gnome-desktop-environment package is a 'fake' package and can be removed without really removing anything. If it wants to remove other stuff then I might be worried.


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