wcs, I'm beginning to think this may be a problem with slapt-get (the command line tool only).
I have just made a new poppler package, and when attempting to remove it with slapt-get --remove poppler
it wants to remove other packages (kdegraphics being totaly unrelated with it too!):
slapt-get --remove poppler
Reading Package Lists... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kdegraphics gambas2 gambas2-runtime poppler
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After unpacking 49MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [y/N]
However, doing the same task in GSlapt only removes the poppler package, as requested.
Can you tell me if using GSlapt instead of slapt-get works for you too?