Comment 3 for bug 574287

I can confirm this bug on Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop i386, 2.6.32-22-generic-pae.
After first running the command "sudo tasksel install openssh-server" and then running the command "sudo tasksel remove openssh-server" packages from two meta packages got affected.
Several packages from both the ubuntu-desktop and the ubuntu-restricted-extras meta packages were removed.
I fixed it by running the command "sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop" and then reinstalling some packages that had been removed from the ubuntu-restricted-extras meta package.