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"apt-get dist-upgrade" wants to trash my system

"apt-get dist-upgrade" wants to remove a bunch of packages, many of
them critical.  See below.  How do I figure what is causing this?


# apt-get -u dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  adduser amanda-client amanda-common amavisd-new apache apt-file
  base-config bind9 binutils bsdmainutils clamav clamav-base
  clamav-daemon clamav-freshclam console-common console-data
  console-tools courier-authdaemon courier-base courier-imap
  courier-imap-ssl courier-maildrop courier-ssl cvs debconf debconf-utils
  debhelper devscripts dpkg-dev emacs20 emacsen-common fetchmail
  fetchmail-common g++ g++-2.95 gcc gcc-2.95 hotplug iptables
  kernel-package kernel-source-2.4.18 less libconvert-tnef-perl
  libhtml-tree-perl libmailtools-perl libmime-perl libnet-perl
  libnet-ph-perl libnet-snpp-perl libpaperg libstdc++2.10-dev liburi-perl
  libwww-perl lm-sensors lm-sensors-source logrotate mailgraph mailx
  man-db mrtg mrtg-contrib mrtg-ping-probe mutt netbase portsentry
  postfix postfix-tls psfontmgr samba-common screen smbclient
  spamassassin squirrelmail ssh x-ttcidfont-conf xbase-clients xemacs21
  xemacs21-bin xemacs21-mule xemacs21-support xlibmesa3 xserver-common
The following packages have been kept back
  initscripts libdb4.1 libsasl2 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 83 to remove and 3  not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 178MB will be freed.
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