initscripts depends on console-tools.
I think it would be better for it not to, as headless machines have no
need for console-tools.
initscripts calls things from console-tools; therefore
it requires it.
As of 5.40, initscripts is changed to only call
console-tools if it's there, so the requirement
Of course, that means if you remove it on a
machine *with* a head, you'll lose some functionality.