I tried to test ogre 1.2.2 + pyogre 1.2 on Debian.
After recompiled, it works well.
Yep, I've been using 1.2.2 for some time now, some bugs in Ogre resolved and as far as I remember a couple of attributes in pyOgre that needed updating, though nothing that would stop pyOgre running. One change that springs to mind is the Skeleton/SkeletonInstance name. I'll try and check any changes I made.