[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#882059: python-ibus package is missing in testing repository

Ben Goodwin vbgoodwin3 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 10:23:41 UTC 2017

Package: python-ibus
Version: 1.5.1.is.1.4.2-1~bpo70+1
Severity: grave
Tags: l10n
Justification: renders package unusable

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages python-ibus depends on:
ii  iso-codes    3.76-1
ii  python       2.7.14-1
ii  python-dbus  1.2.4-1+b4
ii  python-gtk2  2.24.0-5.1

python-ibus recommends no packages.

python-ibus suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

The package python-ibus is missing from the testing repository. The
latest python-ibus package available is in wheezy-backports. I am using
Debian testing (buster), so python-ibus is not available to me.
This causes ibus-tegaki to fail which prevents me from launching the
tegaki Japanese/Chinese handwriting IME via the ibus hotkeys and tray

According to the tegaki developers, python-ibus is a dependency for
ibus-tegaki, even though the maintainer of the ibus-tegaki Debian
package never included python-ibus as a dependency. In the past I have
been able to get ibus-tegaki to work by installing python-ibus, but that
is not possible now. I tried installiing the version of python-ibus
available in wheezy-backports, but it does not work, presumably because it
was compiled for wheezy and not for the current testing version

I request that the python-ibus package be made available in the current
Debian repositories since it is required for ibus-tegaki and possibly
other packages to function.

Thank you.

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