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FS#62242 - [mcomix] Python2-pillow 6.0 breaks the program

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Timo Thurow (Timo_Thurow) - Friday, 05 April 2019, 19:40 GMT
Last edited by Jakob Gruber (schuay) - Thursday, 06 June 2019, 13:50 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Jakob Gruber (schuay)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 7
Private No


The update from python2-pillow 5.4.1-1 to python2-pillow 6.0.0-1 breaks the program because of a missing attribute. indicates that the attribute had been renamed from VERSION to __version__.
Downgrade to pillow 5.4.1-1 fixes the Problem.

Additional info:
Console output:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/mcomix", line 11, in <module>
load_entry_point('mcomix==1.2.1', 'console_scripts', 'mcomix')()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mcomix/", line 206, in run
assert PIL.Image.VERSION >= '1.1.5'
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'VERSION'

Steps to reproduce:
-Upgrade to python2-pillow 6.0.0-1
-Try to run mcomix
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Closed by  Jakob Gruber (schuay)
Thursday, 06 June 2019, 13:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by RoundCube (RoundCube) - Sunday, 07 April 2019, 15:43 GMT
Changing to __version__ indeed let's the program launch again.
Comment by Kakashi (Kakashi) - Sunday, 07 April 2019, 23:06 GMT
Using mcomix-git also fixes the problem, which I assume has the fix already detailed in here?
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Sunday, 07 April 2019, 23:52 GMT Comment by André Fettouhi (A.Fettouhi) - Monday, 15 April 2019, 20:00 GMT
Can confirm that changing the

assert PIL.Image.VERSION >= '1.1.5'


assert PIL.Image.__version__ >= '1.1.5'

makes mcomix run again.
Comment by Jakob Gruber (schuay) - Thursday, 06 June 2019, 13:50 GMT
Thanks folks, fixed in mcomix-1.2.1-5.