NVML driver/library mismatch after libnvidia update

I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 and have CUDA 10.2 with runfile installation . After updating some packages including a libnvidia-compute-440 via the Ubuntu software center, I get the following output to nvidia-smi

Failed to initialize NVML: Driver/library version mismatch

I rebooted the system, still got the errors. Running dmesg |tail -4 gives

NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 440.59, but
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 440.33.01.  Please
NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM: components have the same version.

The version of the libnvidia-compute-440 package that I have is indeed 440.59 now, but my drivers version is 440.33.01 as dmesg |grep nvidia (or similar commands that I’ve tried) shows (see on third line)

 [   16.462737] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 237
[   16.463235] nvidia 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
[   16.785628] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms 440.33.01  Tue Nov 12 23:43:11 UTC 2019
[   16.916202] [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000300] Loading driver
[   16.916205] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:03:00.0 on minor 1

In fact, by looking at /var/log/apt/history.log I could see that libnvidia-compute-440 was updated from 440.33.01-0ubuntu1 to 440.59-0ubuntu0. All these evidence led me to the conclusion that I could try to go back to the previous version of that library, however apt-get install libnvidia-compute-440=440.33.01 (which I think it’s the right syntax) gave me E: Version '440.33.01' for 'libnvidia-compute-440' was not found.

I’m really hoping that a solution which doesn’t imply uninstalling CUDA exists, since installing it took me a weekend.