Debian Bug report logs - #406573
RM: melon -- RoM; abandoned upstream; better alternatives exist

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Reported by: Philipp Frauenfelder <>

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:03:47 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Philipp Frauenfelder <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: remove package "melon" from unstable
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:06:59 +0100
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Severity: normal


Please remove the package melon[1] from the unstable distribution.


- it is not used by many users (only 5 votes at the time of
  writing on popcon)
- there are a lot of better alternatives
- it is not developed upstream (last release was in 2002)
- it uses the old gnome1.2 libraries

Thank you

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#406573: fixed
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:26:11 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

     melon |      1.6-4 | source, alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
master archive ( and will not propagate to any
mirrors ( included) until the next cron.daily run at the

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unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency

Bugs which have been reported against this package are not automatically
removed from the Bug Tracking System.  Please check all open bugs and
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was superseded by another one.

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