Ubuntu – libsensors5 or libsensors-config upgrade problem

19.04held-packagespackage-managementsensors

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 18.10 to 19.04 some packages were held back but I didn't really care since I thought the issues will be resolved in a few weeks when dependencies will be upgradeable to proper versions for my OS. After a while that didn't happen and I've poked around these "held back" packages and see a problem, that also explains why my system load indicator widget and other sensors dependent widgets stopped working.

There are only 2 packages left that are held back: libsnmp30 sysstat. Both depend in one way or the other on libsensors5 which in turn depends on libsensors-config. Now I could try installing libsensors-config via sudo apt install libsensors-config but the (last) output that I get makes me think that's not a good idea, right?

$ sudo apt install sysstat
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 sysstat : Depends: libsensors5 (>= 1:3.5.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
$ sudo apt install libsensors5
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libsensors5 : Depends: libsensors-config but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
$ sudo apt install libsensors-config
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
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Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libqt5gui5-gles
Suggested packages:
  qtwayland5 lm-sensors
Recommended packages:
  libqt5svg5
The following packages will be REMOVED
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  xwayland yelp zenity
The following NEW packages will be installed
  libqt5gui5-gles libsensors-config
0 to upgrade, 2 to newly install, 378 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 2,829 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,482 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
Abort.

Can anyone advise me on what to do here? I don't know what would happen exactly if I tried installing libsensors-config since it seems to want to remove xserver-*, ubuntu-*, *mesa* (without reinstalling new versions?) and a whole bunch of other important stuff, but I don't think it'd be good for my system…

Update 1:

Here is my sources.list:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco universe
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco multiverse
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-security main restricted
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-security universe
deb http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ disco-security multiverse
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ disco main


deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_19.04 ./
# deb-src https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_19.04 ./

Update 2:

My apt-cache policy output (also included libsensors4 if that helps in any way):

$ apt-cache policy sysstat libsensors5 libsensors-config libsensors4
sysstat:
  Installed: 12.0.1-1
  Candidate: 12.0.1-1build1
  Version table:
     12.0.1-1build1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
 *** 12.0.1-1 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
libsensors5:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
     1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
libsensors-config:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
     1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main i386 Packages
libsensors4:
  Installed: 1:3.4.0-4
  Candidate: 1:3.4.0-4
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.0-4 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Update 3:

After trying to "manually" download and install the libsensors5 via dpkg I got this:

$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all libsensors-config_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_all.deb libsensors5_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package libsensors-config.
dpkg: considering removing libsensors4:amd64 in favour of libsensors-config ...
dpkg: warning: ignoring dependency problem with removal of libsensors4:amd64:
 sysstat depends on libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0)
  libsensors4:amd64 is to be removed.

dpkg: warning: ignoring dependency problem with removal of libsensors4:amd64:
 libsnmp30:amd64 depends on libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0)
  libsensors4:amd64 is to be removed.

dpkg: warning: ignoring dependency problem with removal of libsensors4:amd64:
 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 depends on libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0)
  libsensors4:amd64 is to be removed.

dpkg: yes, will remove libsensors4:amd64 in favour of libsensors-config
(Reading database ... 295245 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack libsensors-config_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_all.deb ...
Unpacking libsensors-config (1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libsensors5:amd64.
Preparing to unpack libsensors5_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libsensors5:amd64 (1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libsensors-config (1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/sensors3.conf ...
Setting up libsensors5:amd64 (1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.29-0ubuntu2) ...


$ sudo apt remove libsensors4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'libsensors4' is not installed, so not removed
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libgl1-mesa-dri : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
 libsnmp30 : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
 sysstat : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).


$ sudo apt -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... failed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libgl1-mesa-dri : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
 libsnmp30 : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
 sysstat : Depends: libsensors4 (>= 1:3.0.0) but it is not installable
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies

And I still have the same packages held back. sudo apt upgrade gives me the same output as sudo apt -f install.

However now libsensors5 and libsensors-config seem to be installed?

$ apt-cache policy sysstat libsensors5 libsensors-config libsensors4
sysstat:
  Installed: 12.0.1-1
  Candidate: 12.0.1-1build1
  Version table:
     12.0.1-1build1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
 *** 12.0.1-1 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
libsensors5:
  Installed: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
libsensors-config:
  Installed: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.5.0-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ftp.arnes.si/pub/mirrors/ubuntu disco/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
libsensors4:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
     1:3.4.0-4 -1
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

The new problem is that I can't install any packages now via apt since it's always telling me to fix dependency isses apt --fix-broken install which doesn't help/fix anything.

Update 4:

apt-cache policy with just the 3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu in the sources.list (as per Olimjon's suggestion):

$ apt-cache policy libgl1-mesa-dri libsnmp30
libgl1-mesa-dri:
  Installed: 19.1~git1904141930.89b02b~oibaf~c
  Candidate: 19.1~git1904141930.89b02b~oibaf~c
  Version table:
 *** 19.1~git1904141930.89b02b~oibaf~c 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     19.0.2-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
libsnmp30:
  Installed: 5.7.3+dfsg-1.8ubuntu3.18.10.1
  Candidate: 5.7.3+dfsg-5ubuntu1
  Version table:
     5.7.3+dfsg-5ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/main amd64 Packages
 *** 5.7.3+dfsg-1.8ubuntu3.18.10.1 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Best Answer

  • So, you have libsensors4 package that conflicts with libsensors-config. libsensors4 is even not in the package repository of Disco. So, what you need is to replace libsensors4 with libsensors5:

    sudo apt update
    
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lm-sensors/libsensors-config_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_all.deb
    
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/lm-sensors/libsensors5_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    
    sudo dpkg -i --force-all libsensors-config_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_all.deb libsensors5_3.5.0-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    
    sudo apt remove libsensors4
    
    sudo apt -f install
    

    Update 1:

    Open sources.list:

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    

    Remove everything there and add these lines:

    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco main universe restricted multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security main universe restricted multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates main universe restricted multiverse
    

    Save and run:

    sudo apt update
    

    Then try:

    sudo apt upgrade
    

    Update 2:

    You have some packages that did not upgrade during the upgrade process.

    First of all, remove sysstat as you do not need it now:

    sudo dpkg -r --force-all sysstat
    

    Then replace packages with newer version:

    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mesa/libgl1-mesa-dri_19.0.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    
    wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/n/net-snmp/libsnmp30_5.7.3+dfsg-5ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    
    sudo dpkg -i --force-all libsnmp30_5.7.3+dfsg-5ubuntu1_amd64.deb libgl1-mesa-dri_19.0.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    
    sudo apt -f install
    
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