After installing UP5 recently cinnamon did not look quite right. As noted on the forums + update info it advised to install mint-meta-debain-cinnamon if you are using cinnamon and mint-meta-debian-mate if you are using mate. I have both installed and would like to remain that way so i installed both.
After installing both cinnamon is back to looking nice however synaptic reported 15+ auto removable packages. I selected to completely remove them and it asked to remove even more packages including mint-meta-debain-cinnamon and mint-meta-debain-mate. Selecting these and then the new auto removable packages i have ended up with 190 packages which it would like to remove.
Most do have an explanation:
compiz + libraries would no longer be needed as mate and cinnamon don't use compiz
the old linux headers are not needed.
I can understand the meta packages not being required but seeing as i have actually installed them it indicates to me that something has gone a little wonky.
I have attached a screen shot and also the full list of packages it would like to remove.
I searched the forums but no one seems to be having the same issues. Or do people more take the attitude of it is not broken don't break it
Thanks in advanced for any help.