Trouble with package management - upgrade splits package

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sat Sep 5 18:43:02 UTC 2015

On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM,  <silver.bullet at> wrote:

> another issue I experienced a few days ago. The install is Wily
> development branch, so this issue might be related to the fact that
> Wily is under development.


> Often I use /usr/bin/systemd-nspawn, a few days ago, after an upgrade I
> tried to run systemd-nspawn, but it wasn't installed anymore. I needed
> to install the package systemd-container.
> Perhaps systemd-container is a new split of an old package or I missed
> that autoremove removed systemd-container, but usually I carefully read
> what a command want's to do, before I confirm.

systemd-container is new.

> Is there a way to get informed, if a package that provided a file gets
> split and the file no longer is provided by this package?

This wouldn't be done in a stable release...

The changelog entry of 224-2 mentions the split.

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