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Bug#726701: general: apt-get install bootchart pybootchartgui command marking important packages for removal

Package: general
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks the whole system

Dear Maintainer,
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   * What led up to the situation?
	- Fresh install of debian 7 netinst.  Issue apt-get install command in 
	    root terminal which works as expected with this output.
	-- terminal output:
	  apt-get install bootchart pybootchartgui
  	  Reading package lists... Done
	  Building dependency tree      
	  Reading state information... Done
	  The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
	    hp-ppd hyphen-en-us libfs6 x11-apps x11-session-utils x11-xfs-utils xinit
	  Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
	  The following extra packages will be installed:
	    acct bootchart-view libcommons-cli-java libcommons-lang-java makedev
	  Suggested packages:
	    gqview librsvg2-bin gimp-svg libcommons-lang-java-doc
	  The following packages will be REMOVED:
	    alsa-base bluez brasero console-setup console-setup-linux cryptsetup-bin
	    cups dmsetup e2fsprogs eject gdm3 gnome gnome-applets gnome-bluetooth
	    gnome-core gnome-disk-utility gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver
	    gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-fallback gnome-shell
	    gnome-shell-extensions gnome-sushi gnome-user-share grub-common grub-pc
	    grub-pc-bin grub2-common gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-daemons hamster-applet
	    hplip iceweasel ifupdown initramfs-tools initscripts keyboard-configuration
	    libbonoboui2-0 libcanberra-pulse libcryptsetup4 libdevmapper-event1.02.1
	    libdevmapper1.02.1 libgdu0 libgnome2-0 libgnomeui-0 liblvm2app2.2
	    libparted0debian1 linux-base linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64 linux-image-amd64
	    media-player-info nautilus nautilus-sendto network-manager
	    network-manager-gnome nfs-common ppp printer-driver-gutenprint
	    printer-driver-hpcups printer-driver-postscript-hp printer-driver-splix
	    procps pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-x11 python-gnome2 rhythmbox
	    rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugins rpcbind rsyslog sane-utils
	    simple-scan sysvinit task-desktop task-gnome-desktop task-print-server
	    tracker-miner-fs udev udisks upower util-linux util-linux-locales
	    virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 wpasupplicant xorg
	    xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all
	    xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-mouse
	    xserver-xorg-input-synaptics xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
	    xserver-xorg-input-wacom xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-apm
	    xserver-xorg-video-ark xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-chips
	    xserver-xorg-video-cirrus xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-i128
	    xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-video-mach64 xserver-xorg-video-mga
	    xserver-xorg-video-neomagic xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
	    xserver-xorg-video-openchrome xserver-xorg-video-r128
	    xserver-xorg-video-radeon xserver-xorg-video-rendition xserver-xorg-video-s3
	    xserver-xorg-video-s3virge xserver-xorg-video-savage
	    xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion xserver-xorg-video-sis
	    xserver-xorg-video-sisusb xserver-xorg-video-tdfx xserver-xorg-video-trident
	    xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg-video-vmware
	  The following NEW packages will be installed:
	    acct bootchart bootchart-view libcommons-cli-java libcommons-lang-java
	    makedev pybootchartgui
	  WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
	  This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
	    e2fsprogs util-linux (due to e2fsprogs) sysvinit initscripts (due to
	  0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 125 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
	  Need to get 732 kB of archives.
	  After this operation, 241 MB disk space will be freed.
	  You are about to do something potentially harmful.
	  To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'	

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
	- Within the terminal, the only effective method was to abort the 
	- Installing using synaptic package manager did not cause this issue

   * What was the outcome of this action?
	- If proceeding with the install, it renders the system unbootable

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
	- bootchart and pybootchartgui installed to determine any boot process

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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