Re: gnome in testing
> Right now when I run 'apt-get -s upgrade' there are 172 programs in the
> 'not-upgraded' response. If I try to upgrade any one of them a bunch of
> gnome programs are also upgrade but also apt-get wants to REMOVE
> gnome-desktop-environment and gnome-themes among a few others.
I'd probably do:
1 - Write down the packages it removes (and which you don't want removed)
2 - let the upgrade take place and remove those packages
3 - re-add the packages with "apt-get install <the removed packages>"
Or try `aptitude' which may give you a bit more info about what's going on.