Dear Lintian Maintainers,

Recent versions of lintain have started showing an error for a package I
maintain, gexiv2.  I don't think this can be fixed in gexiv2 packaging
so I'm asking if an override is appropriate.

One of the binary packages gexiv2 builds is gir1.2-gexiv2-0.10.  This
contains gobject-introspection files
( which allow
languages like Python and JavaScript to use the gexiv2 library.  It also
ships override files for Python 2 and 3 to make the API easier to work
with in Python.  It contains the following files:


Lintian shows the following error for this package:

  E: gir1.2-gexiv2-0.10: python-package-missing-depends-on-python
  N:    The specified Python package ships Python modules under /usr/lib but
  N:    does not specify any dependency on Python.
  N:    This is likely an omission, the result of a typo in debian/control or
  N:    the file should not be installed.
  N:    Severity: serious, Certainty: certain
  N:    Check: python, Type: source, binary

I don't know of a way to fix this error.  The package does not declare a
dependency on Python because it's possible to use this package from
JavaScript or other languages through just the .typelib file.  It's
possible to use this package through Python 2 or 3 and the Debian
archive contains both Python 2 and 3 programs which use this package.

There are a few other packages which show this same lintian error for
the same reason:


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