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Re: APT gone nuts

On 27 March 2011 15:35, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun 27 Mar 2011 at 12:37:51 +0100, Michael Thompson wrote:
>> Most of them, even with my limited linux knowledge are fairly
>> important. Why has apt started to ask to remove these packages, and
>> how can I get apt to forget about them?
> Have you removed the gnome metapackage? Reinstall it. Otherwise I have
> a feeling you have to mark all those packages as manually installed.

I removed nothing, only installed a few packages.

I removed the packages using apt-get autoremove, and then reinstalled
the gnome desktop using tasksel.

I had to reconfigure network-manager etc, but it all appears to be
working fine now

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