Continuing here the discussion from a duplicate bug report:
> It looks like the porting work was done upstream (phatch bug 585169),
> but I don't know if there will be a release in time for natty
> Maybe someone more familiar can look at this
I’ve been in touch with phatch’s main author, and AFAIK there is no new release planned anytime soon. Which is why I worked on the patch attached to ensure we can upgrade to the latest version of pyexiv2 without being detrimental to phatch. Give the patch a try, feedback is appreciated. If that helps, I can publish a patched package for phatch in pyexiv2-developers’ PPA (https://launchpad.net/~pyexiv2-developers/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=natty), though that will also require a custom version of pyexiv2 to relax the "Breaks" field.