thomasmc wrote:Any ideas why something like that would be UNINSTALLED during an upgrade?
If you use apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade you may find that packages are removed during an upgrade. Both of these upgrade methods are more aggressive than apt-get upgrade or aptitude upgrade and will remove packages to satisfy dependencies if necessary. The latter two will hold back upgrades to certain packages if resolving dependencies would require removing others. This is just one of the downsides to using a rolling or pseudo-rolling release distro like Debian Testing. Aptitude is better for "aggressive" upgrades IMO, because it often provides multiple alternative upgrade paths to resolve dependencies if you don't accept the first, while apt-get does not.