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.

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.

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

Well I did it via Yast->Software Management. It’s part of the OpenSuSE distro as well as DOSEMU.

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.

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.

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

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 :wink:

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. :slight_smile:
You can always try the old fave watcom compilers from openwatcom :slight_smile:
Download - Open Watcom

On Sat, 16 May 2009 19:46:01 GMT, syampillai
<syampillai@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
>JosephKK;1986882 Wrote:
>> 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. :slight_smile:
>You can always try the old fave watcom compilers from openwatcom :slight_smile:
>‘Download - Open Watcom’ (http://www.openwatcom.org/index.php/Download)

Cool. Thranx. I will be tinkering soon.