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