Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Kodi 18.6>18.8 PVR Simple IPTV NOK! Help

Asked by Don on 2020-10-08

HI Folks

Upgrade from 18.04 LTS- 20.04 LTS was fine and very good for a week now.

A new Kodi update was installed as normal update today morning from Kodi 18.6 to 18.8 and now PVR Simple IPTV client is missing.
Kodi 18.8 is working but only the PVR is not going . I have been using Simple IPTV since Ubuntu 16.04LTS and worked until Kodi18.8 under 20.04LTS

Tried install it manually as per Ubuntu Official Site and Kodi Site
https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/20.04/ubuntu-universe-amd64/kodi-pvr-iptvsimple_3.9.8-1_amd64.deb.html

Go the following error

ing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-iptvsimple
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:
kodi-pvr-iptvsimple : Depends: kodi-api-pvr (= 5.10.3)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Started to follow the error but just getting into a rabbit hole...

Any pointers would be much appreciated.
rgds
Don

Below What was done .
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi-api-pvr
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package kodi-api-pvr is a virtual package provided by:
kodi 2:18.6+dfsg1-2ubuntu1 [Not candidate version]

E: Package 'kodi-api-pvr' has no installation candidate
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi 2:18.6+dfsg1-2ubuntu1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package 2:18.6+dfsg1-2ubuntu1
E: Couldn't find any package by glob '2:18.6+dfsg1-2ubuntu1'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex '2:18.6+dfsg1-2ubuntu1'
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$
Checking requirement for Simple IPTV
ing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ uname -a
Linux wing-Aspire-V3-571G 5.4.0-48-generic #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 10 10:58:49 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep kodi dpkg-query-l
ii kodi 2:18.8+git20200728.1313-final-0focal all Kodi Media Center (arch-independent data package)
ii kodi-inputstream-adaptive 2.4.5-1~focal amd64 adaptive inputstream addon for Kodi
ii kodi-peripheral-joystick 1.5.2-1~focal amd64 Joystick peripheral addon for Kodi
ii kodi-visualization-spectrum 3.0.4-1~focal amd64 Spectrum visualizer for Kodi
ii kodi-x11 2:18.8+git20200728.1313-final-0focal amd64 Kodi Media Center for X11 (binary data package)
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep libc6 dpkg-query-l
ii libc6:amd64 2.31-0ubuntu9.1 amd64 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libc6:i386 2.31-0ubuntu9.1 i386 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libc6-dbg:amd64 2.31-0ubuntu9.1 amd64 GNU C Library: detached debugging symbols
ii libc6-dev:amd64 2.31-0ubuntu9.1 amd64 GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Header Files
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep libgcc-s1 dpkg-query-l
ii libgcc-s1:amd64 10.2.0-5ubuntu1~20.04 amd64 GCC support library
ii libgcc-s1:i386 10.2.0-5ubuntu1~20.04 i386 GCC support library
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep libp8-platform2 dpkg-query-l
ii libp8-platform2:amd64 2.1.0.1+dfsg1-3build1 amd64 Pulse-Eight's platform support library
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep libstdc++6 dpkg-query-l
ii libstdc++6:amd64 10.2.0-5ubuntu1~20.04 amd64 GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii libstdc++6:i386 10.2.0-5ubuntu1~20.04 i386 GNU Standard C++ Library v3
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep zlib1g dpkg-query-l
ii zlib1g:amd64 1:1.2.11.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1 amd64 compression library - runtime
ii zlib1g:i386 1:1.2.11.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1 i386 compression library - runtime
ii zlib1g-dev:amd64 1:1.2.11.dfsg-2ubuntu1.1 amd64 compression library - development
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
kodi is already the newest version (2:18.8+git20200728.1313-final-0focal).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Official Team Kodi stable releases
More info: https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Hit:1 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Hit:4 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease
Hit:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-iptvsimple
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:
kodi-pvr-iptvsimple : Depends: kodi-api-pvr (= 5.10.3)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2020-10-10
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Last reply:
2020-10-09

I suggest you contact the Kodi guys. They make the package

pkgs.org is not "official " to Ubuntu in any way. It's some guys website. Just because a URL has the word "Ubuntu" in it doesn't make it official in any way

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy kodi-pvr-iptvsimple

Thanks

Ahhh it appears to be in the official repository
https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=kodi-pvr-iptvsimple&searchon=names&suite=focal&section=all

Note the domain here is ubuntu.com not pkgs.org

Apologies.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

According to https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=353985 the suggested solution is

sudo apt install kodi-pvr-iptvsimple=3.9.8-1~focal

Don (donnywood-studio) said : #6

HI Manfred/All

thanks for the assistance . I just ran the command and got no error. Will check now Simple IPTV in Kodi 18.8 and update .

wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ sudo apt install kodi-pvr-iptvsimple=3.9.8-1~focal
[sudo] password for wing:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  kodi-pvr-iptvsimple
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 186 kB of archives.
After this operation, 645 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu focal/main amd64 kodi-pvr-iptvsimple amd64 3.9.8-1~focal [186 kB]
Fetched 186 kB in 2s (107 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package kodi-pvr-iptvsimple.
(Reading database ... 256038 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../kodi-pvr-iptvsimple_3.9.8-1~focal_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking kodi-pvr-iptvsimple (3.9.8-1~focal) ...
Setting up kodi-pvr-iptvsimple (3.9.8-1~focal) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.1) ...

wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ apt-cache policy kodi-pvr-iptvsimple
kodi-pvr-iptvsimple:
  Installed: 3.9.8-1~focal
  Candidate: 3.9.8-1
  Version table:
     3.9.8-1 500
        500 http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
 *** 3.9.8-1~focal 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$

Don (donnywood-studio) said : #7

HI Manfred

It works ,just one reboot for PVR manager to startup and PVR Simple Client visible on Addon-menu. Great.

wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ dpkg -l>l
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$ grep kodi l
ii kodi 2:18.8+git20200728.1313-final-0focal all Kodi Media Center (arch-independent data package)
ii kodi-inputstream-adaptive 2.4.5-1~focal amd64 adaptive inputstream addon for Kodi
ii kodi-peripheral-joystick 1.5.2-1~focal amd64 Joystick peripheral addon for Kodi
ii kodi-pvr-iptvsimple 3.9.8-1~focal amd64 Simple IPTV PVR for Kodi
ii kodi-x11 2:18.8+git20200728.1313-final-0focal amd64 Kodi Media Center for X11 (binary data package)
wing@wing-Aspire-V3-571G:~$

Much Appreciated all . Problem Solved

Don (donnywood-studio) said : #8

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

Your PVR is coming from a PPA rather than the default Ubuntu repository. This can cause issues as we cannot guarantee the content of the version from PPAs

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

@actionparsnip: The problem is that the current version in the official repositories is broken (depends on a non-existing package). Only the PPA version is working.