This is not a bug: when you attempted to remove fortunes, it will have warned you it also had to remove mintsystem, which is crucial for a working Mint, incidentally in Gloria, it would also remove all the other mintTools, since they each depend on it. As you have noticed, the proper way to remove the fortunes is to disable them in bash.bashrc Here's the full message you will have got:
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The following packages will be REMOVED
fortune-mod fortunes-min mint-meta-gnome mint-meta-main mintinstall mintmenu
mintnanny mintsystem mintupdate mintwelcome
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 10 to remove and 13 not upgraded.
After this operation, 11.2MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Note that by answering yes to that question, you're basically agreeing to removing Mint. Now, you're welcome to suggest the ability to remove the fortunes package without removing Mint is a feature you'd like to see implemented, so feel free to ask for it: http://www.linuxmint.com/getinvolved.php
but it is not a "bug"
If you have a question that has been answered and solved, then please edit your original post and put a [SOLVED] at the end of your subject header
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