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    Default DOSbox not correctly installed by RPM

    All,

    When you install DOSbox from the RPM, it adds an entry to the KDE menu. This entry isn't correctly configured. It doesn't set the application launch directory to the user $home or any user writable directory. When you try to generate a configuration file via:

    config -writeconf my_current.conf

    you will not get any error from DOSbox. You also won't get any output. You can only get output if you launch DOSbox from the command line while in a directory where you have write access.

    The RPM builder needs to fix this.

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    Depending where you got it would depend on how YOU did this if official then bugzilla. If not then look at the info and email the packager.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: DOSbox not correctly installed by RPM

    After reading this post, just for fun, I downloaded and installed FreeDOS in a VirtualBox. It is working!
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey View Post
    Depending where you got it would depend on how YOU did this if official then bugzilla. If not then look at the info and email the packager.
    Well _I_ did it via Yast->Software Management. It's part of the OpenSuSE distro as well as DOSEMU.

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    Mmm I see we need to cover the basics if it's not OSS, Non-Oss, Update or factory then its not Official.

    Telling me you used yast means bugger all, you could of added a repo from the moon for all I know.

    Edit
    Doing a webpin I see it on packman so it could be from there. I only have what the other poster says to go on and they seem to imply it works fine. So at the moment I'm not sure it's been confirmed it does or doesn't do what it is supposed.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syampillai View Post
    After reading this post, just for fun, I downloaded and installed FreeDOS in a VirtualBox. It is working!
    The DOSemu RPM is an emulation package running FreeDOS. It has some issues, but is pretty slick otherwise. I haven't tried creating a virtual box and installing. I do have IBM PC DOS2000, DR DOS, and a few other DOSes around here. I just wanted to tackle getting this really old data before I pulled the plug on my last Windows partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey View Post
    Mmm I see we need to cover the basics if it's not OSS, Non-Oss, Update or factory then its not Official.

    Telling me you used yast means bugger all, you could of added a repo from the moon for all I know.

    Edit
    Doing a webpin I see it on packman so it could be from there. I only have what the other poster says to go on and they seem to imply it works fine. So at the moment I'm not sure it's been confirmed it does or doesn't do what it is supposed.
    Siiigggghhhh

    The "other" poster installed FreeDOS in a virtual box. They did not install DOSbox.

    This won't paste well, but...

    dosbox - DOS Emulator Well-Suited for Playing Games



    Alternate Version
    Installed Version
    Version:
    0.72-34.123
    0.72-34.123
    Build Time:
    Wed 03 Dec 2008 09:24:06 AM CST
    Wed 03 Dec 2008 09:24:06 AM CST
    Install Time:

    Thu 07 May 2009 11:18:22 AM CDT
    Package Group:
    System/Emulators/PC
    System/Emulators/PC
    License:
    GPL v2 or later
    GPL v2 or later
    Installed Size:
    2.1 M
    2.1 M
    Download Size:
    631.0 K
    0 B
    Distribution:

    openSUSE 11.1
    Vendor:
    openSUSE
    openSUSE
    Packager:

    Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE
    Architecture:
    x86_64
    x86_64
    Build Host:


    URL:

    DOSBox, a x86 emulator with DOS
    Media No.:
    1
    0
    Authors:
    Sjoerd v.d. Berg <harekiet@zophar.net>
    Peter Veenstra <qbix79@users.sourceforge.net>

    Sjoerd v.d. Berg <harekiet@zophar.net>
    Peter Veenstra <qbix79@users.sourceforge.net>



    0.72-34.123-x86_64 from repo-oss

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    OK my bad missed that wasn't really relevant to your post. Well the output tells what to do and gives you a link to page.

    Think it's marked submitting bug reports... We got there in the end
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    JosephKK NNTP User

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    On Sat, 09 May 2009 15:26:01 GMT, syampillai
    <syampillai@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >After reading this post, just for fun, I downloaded and installed
    >FreeDOS in a VirtualBox. It is working!


    Pretty cool. Do you have a C++ compiler working in FreeDOS?

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    Default Re: DOSbox not correctly installed by RPM

    Quote Originally Posted by JosephKK View Post
    On Sat, 09 May 2009 15:26:01 GMT, syampillai
    <syampillai@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >After reading this post, just for fun, I downloaded and installed
    >FreeDOS in a VirtualBox. It is working!


    Pretty cool. Do you have a C++ compiler working in FreeDOS?
    I didn't try any. I just installed and did some "DIR" etc.
    You can always try the old fave watcom compilers from openwatcom
    Download - Open Watcom
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
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