[Python-modules-team] Bug#775609: Python3 packaging of exifread 1.4.2 doesn't actually read exif tags

Ian McKellar ian at mckellar.org
Sat Jan 17 23:05:38 UTC 2015

Package: python3-exif
Version: 1.4.2-1
Severity: grave
Tags: upstream

I was trying to write a python3 script to process some images and was trying to
use the python3-exif packaging of exifread but wasn't seeing any tags. Some
experimentation showed that the python2 version (python3-exif) works. I
installed the latest version of exifread from PyPy (2.0.0) and that works with
python3, but 1.4.2 installed from PyPy did not.

So it looks like an upstream incompatibility that would be fixed by updating.
The only package that depends on python-exif is simple-image-reducer. It looks
like the API exposed by exifread hasn't changed in the new version so the
update *should* be harmless...

I've attached an image that I see this problem with.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages python3-exif depends on:
pn  python3:any  <none>

python3-exif recommends no packages.

python3-exif suggests no packages.
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