Bug#943646: python3-pocketsphinx: Update to more recent version which supports get_model_path

simon debugs at kalidasa.klamath.ch
Sun Oct 27 13:57:21 GMT 2019

Package: python3-pocketsphinx
Version: 0.8+5prealpha+1-6
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

Please update the package to track upstream from
which, since commit 0954cf3 of Sep 9, 2016, has support for get_model_path
in its __init__ function:

This is to be able to use python3 projects which do something like:
from pocketsphinx import get_model_path
during start.

I tested the package version from stable and testing, both don't support this.

Problem here is that the source package in debian
uses the upstream
which is a very outdated fork of the

Not sure which is the correct way to go, switch to separate source, ask direct
upstream (cmusphinx) to fix their lagging behind the indirect upstream
(bambocher), or something else?

Related: In the python pypi tracker the bambocher version is used as upstream.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages python3-pocketsphinx depends on:
ii  libc6               2.28-10
ii  libpocketsphinx3    0.8+5prealpha+1-6
ii  libsphinxbase3      0.8+5prealpha+1-3+b1
ii  python3             3.7.3-1
ii  python3-sphinxbase  0.8+5prealpha+1-8

python3-pocketsphinx recommends no packages.

python3-pocketsphinx suggests no packages.

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