Gnome-shell-dbgsym is out of date

Bug #1819816 reported by Bram Stolk on 2019-03-13
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Bug Description

I am using bionic updates repository, and I can't install the debug symbols for gnome-shell.

gnome-shell-dbgsym Is out of date

gnome-shell-dbgsym : Depends: gnome-shell (= 3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1) but 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

More info: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/55129053/how-to-install-debug-symbols-for-gnome-shell-package

Bram Stolk (b-stolk) wrote :

gnome-shell-dbgsym:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1
  Version table:
     3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1 500
        500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic-proposed/main amd64 Packages
     3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 500
        500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
     3.28.1-0ubuntu2 500
        500 http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic/main amd64 Packages
gnome-shell:
  Installed: 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4
  Candidate: 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4
  Version table:
 *** 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.28.1-0ubuntu2 500
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Hmm, gnome-shell-dbgsym (3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1) installs just fine if you install it afterwards.

AFAIK most packages avoid this problem by automatically uninstalling debug symbol packages before updating the binary packages (which is annoying in itself). It appears that didn't happen in your case.

Possible workaround: Just uninstall gnome-shell-dbgsym, update the system and then reinstall gnome-shell-dbgsym.

tags: added: bionic
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Also, it appears the problem is arising from your existing debug package being a higher version than the binary package not yet installed. I don't know how to reproduce this situation without intentionally breaking the system...

Please try this as a fix:

  sudo apt update
  sudo apt install -f
  sudo apt update
  sudo apt full-upgrade

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

I do not have gnome-shell-dbgsym installed.

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM Daniel van Vugt <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Hmm, gnome-shell-dbgsym (3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1) installs
> just fine if you install it afterwards.
>
> AFAIK most packages avoid this problem by automatically uninstalling
> debug symbol packages before updating the binary packages (which is
> annoying in itself). It appears that didn't happen in your case.
>
> Possible workaround: Just uninstall gnome-shell-dbgsym, update the
> system and then reinstall gnome-shell-dbgsym.
>
> ** Tags added: bionic
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
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>
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Owner/Director of Game Studio Abraham Stolk Inc.
Vancouver BC, Canada
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Bram Stolk (b-stolk) wrote :

Same problem, after doing those steps.

There is *no* old version of dbgsym installed. When I try to install it:

$ dpkg --list | grep gnome-shell
ii gnome-shell
3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 amd64 graphical shell
for the GNOME desktop
ii gnome-shell-common
3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 all common files for
the GNOME graphical shell
ii gnome-shell-extension-appindicator
18.04.1 all App indicators
for GNOME Shell
ii gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock
0.9.1ubuntu18.04.3 all Ubuntu Dock for
GNOME Shell
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-dbgsym
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 resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gnome-shell-dbgsym : Depends: gnome-shell (=
3.28.3+git20190124-0ubuntu18.04.1) but 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 is to be
installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM Daniel van Vugt <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Also, it appears the problem is arising from your existing debug package
> being a higher version than the binary package not yet installed. I
> don't know how to reproduce this situation without intentionally
> breaking the system...
>
> Please try this as a fix:
>
> sudo apt update
> sudo apt install -f
> sudo apt update
> sudo apt full-upgrade
>
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1819816
>
> Title:
> Gnome-shell-dbgsym is out of date
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1819816/+subscriptions
>

--
Owner/Director of Game Studio Abraham Stolk Inc.
Vancouver BC, Canada
<email address hidden>

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

It sounds like your system is somehow configured to get debug packages from proposed, but binary packages from updates.

Please attach a copy of your /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
status: New → Incomplete
Bram Stolk (b-stolk) wrote :

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 18.04 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180426)]/ bionic main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-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.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## 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://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse

Bram Stolk (b-stolk) wrote :

bram@ubuntupc:/etc/apt/sources.list.d$ cat ddebs.list
deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ddebs.ubuntu.com bionic-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

Bram Stolk (b-stolk) wrote :

My system was indeed mis-configured. Thanks for helping, I apologize for the distraction.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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