Debian Bug report logs - #696582
ITP: meritous -- action-adventure dungeon crawl game

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Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Sylvain Beucler <>

Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:00:02 UTC

Owned by: Sylvain Beucler <>

Severity: wishlist

Fixed in version meritous/1.2+dfsg-2

Done: Sylvain Beucler <>

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From: Sylvain Beucler <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: ITP: meritous -- action-adventure dungeon crawl game
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:58:15 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sylvain Beucler <>

* Package name    : meritous
  Version         : 1.2
  Upstream Author : Lancer-X/ASCEAI
* URL             :
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : action-adventure dungeon crawl game

Long description:
 Far below the surface of the planet is a secret.  A place of limitless
 power. Those that seek to control such a utopia will soon bring an end
 to themselves. Seeking an end to the troubles that plague him, PSI
 user MERIT journeys into the hallowed Orcus Dome in search of answers.
 Mertious is a action-adventure game with simple controls but a
 challenge to find a balance of power verses recovery time during
 real-time battles. Set in a fractually-generated world, the player
 can explore thousands of rooms in search of powerful artifacts, tools
 to help them, and to eventually free the Orcus Dome from evil.

This is actually a re-upload.
I'm part of the Debian Games team and noticed #672759:
  RM: meritous -- RoQA; FTBFS; unmaintained; low popcon
  RoQA; FTBFS; unmaintained; low popcon

I'm adressing these points below:

- RoQA/unmaintained: I'll assume that the original packager (sponsored
  by tolimar back in 2008) was contacted and is now unresponsive, so
  I'm taking over.
  In addition, the game wasn't part of the games team AFAICT and fell
  off our radar.

- FTBFS: just a missing build-dep on zlib

- low popcon: consider this is a game and that people tend to
  uninstall them after beating it; other games such as flare or abuse
  are in this range (100-200).
  Not that popularity means quality ;)

The game is otherwise finished and, despite the removal of
unfree/unclear music, quite enoyable.


Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:06:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Sylvain Beucler <>
Subject: Bug#696582: fixed in meritous 1.2+dfsg-2
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:00:10 +0000
Source: meritous
Source-Version: 1.2+dfsg-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
meritous, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Sylvain Beucler <> (supplier of updated meritous package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 12:39:15 +0100
Source: meritous
Binary: meritous meritous-data meritous-dbg
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 1.2+dfsg-2
Distribution: experimental
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Games Team <>
Changed-By: Sylvain Beucler <>
 meritous   - action-adventure dungeon crawl game
 meritous-data - action-adventure dungeon crawl game (datafiles)
 meritous-dbg - debugging symbols for meritous
Closes: 669439 696582
 meritous (1.2+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=low
   * Reupload to Debian and take over (Closes: #696582)
   * Use debhelper 7
   * Use 3.0 source format
   * Add -dbg package
   * Add zlibg1-dev to Build-Depends, cf. #669571 (Closes: #669439)
   * Add note in debian/copyright to explain dfsg changes
   * Update path to manpages/docbook.xsl
   * Fix typo in description
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