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Bug#719951: general: Autoremove Wants to remove Entire system

Control: reassign -1 ftp.debian.org
Control: retitle -1 gnome-core should be in Section: metapackages
Control: affects -1 gnome-core

On Fri, 2013-08-16 at 23:33 -0700, Kevin Berley wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: important
> Dear Maintainer,
> I was uninstalling Iceweasel cause I wanted the actual firefox.  I
> found the actual firefox way to install.  It said remove iceweasel, i
> did, i installed firefox.  It works, I went back to trying to
> installing wine unstable, well as I was getting usual errors, suddenly
> it says that 295 items are nolonger needed and need removed.  I look
> at the list, its the whole base system...  Had this happen once
> before, and had to restart fresh.  I would like someone to get debian
> to ignore this before someone else litterally looses a system with out
> thinking twice.  The autoremove needs reconfigured.

The firefox package should perhaps coexist with iceweasel.

Anyway, since gnome-core depends on iceweasel, removing iceweasel also
removes gnome-core.  Everything gnome-core depended on was marked
auto-installed, and then becomes auto-removable.

Changing the section of gnome-core to 'metapackages' disables this
behaviour - its dependencies will not be treated as auto-installed and
auto-removable (since apt version 0.7.26~exp6).


Ben Hutchings
Teamwork is essential - it allows you to blame someone else.

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