I don't think you understood what apt was telling you when it provided a list of every package it was going to uninstall. Either that or you didn't read it.
Is there some reason you couldn't or wouldn't run the command I suggested?
Thanks this worked.
BTW the reason was time. I now found the time and followed your advice. As always worked like a charm.
Seems like i managed to get everything reinstalled. It also looks like all the configs are still there.
Checking in detail will need more time. Let's see.....
Thanks guys. Hope i will not stumble over myself again