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

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Nov 5 10:44:50 GMT 2018


On  Mo 05 Nov 2018 10:17:13 CET, Simon McVittie wrote:

> 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:
> https://pygobject.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guide/porting.html
> 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.
> Thanks,
>     smcv

Thanks for reporting this bug, I will consider if not removing the  
python-ayatana-appindicator package entirely from  
libayatana-appindicator makes more sense rather than patching things.

This, of course, depends on the current state of dependent applications.


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