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Old 08-04-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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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?
Old 08-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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You could try running the following:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude reinstall gnome
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
Or you could also try sudo aptitude keep-all before running the safe-upgrade. That should restore the package database and clear any flags for upgrades or whatnot.


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