[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#912959: python-ayatana-appindicator: depends on deprecated python-gobject-2

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Mon Nov 5 09:17:13 GMT 2018

Package: python-ayatana-appindicator
Version: 0.5.3-4
Severity: important
User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs pygobject-2
Tags: buster sid
Control: block 912946 by -1

This package depends on python-gobject-2, which is the old "static"
Python binding for GLib and GObject.

python-gobject-2 is only available for Python 2, and is unmaintained
upstream. Python 2 will also reach end-of-life upstream during the
lifetime of Debian 10 'buster'. Please port dependent packages to use
PyGI (the python-gi or python3-gi packages in Debian), which is the
GObject-Introspection-based replacement for python-gobject-2.

More information about porting from the static bindings is available here:

python-gobject-2 and Python 2 will probably be removed from Debian during
the bullseye release cycle, so the severity of this bug is likely to be
increased to serious after the buster release.


More information about the Pkg-ayatana-devel mailing list