Please fix DOSEMU & FREEDOS so they work on Feisty & Gutsy

Asked by Joseph A. Millikan on 2007-08-23

I upgraded Edgy to Feisty with less than satisfactory results. When it asked me whether to "keep" or "replace" my /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf file, I chose to replace it with an updated version. (Turns out this was a very bad idea.) After rebooting into Feisty, to my horror DOSEMU no longer worked. So, I went to Synaptic Package Manager and tried up update and I was advised of a dependency problem. So, I removed DOSEMU, FREEDOS, XDOS-fonts only to discover for whatever reason DOSEMU is no longer installable.

This could have been catastrophic if I hadn't had the foresight to image my Edgy system. Imagine losing 12 years of data because DOSEMU no longer works. This is a critical error, IMO, that needs fixing immediately in both Feisty and Gutsy if I am ever to upgrade.

Thanks for listening.

Joe

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Dmitry Mityugov
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2007-08-27
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2007-08-27
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2007-08-26
DaveThacker (dthacker9) said : #1

Joe,
Please file a bug on luanchpad, detailing the problems you had. That will get the attention of the right people.
Thanks. Dave

I filed a bug on launchpad. Hopefully this will be resolved/fixed soon.

Joe

Hello Joe,

When I run

apt-cache search dosemu

on my copy of Ubuntu 7.04 32-bit, I get this:

console-cyrillic - Better Cyrillic support for Linux console
xfonts-terminus-dos - Fixed-width fonts for DOS encodings
dosemu - The Linux DOS Emulator
dosemu-freedos - FreeDOS package for DOSEMU
xfonts-dosemu - VGA font for the DOS Emulator

so it seems all packages you are looking for are available for installation. Are you sure you enabled all required repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list?

I can try to install any packages from the list above to make sure they can be actually installed if you wish

Hello, Dmitry.

Please try to install DOSEMU. Then, try to install dosemu-freedos. I get a message about unmet dependencies.

Hope this helps and they fix this "issue."

Joe

Did this, here is the output. Can't see anything wrong with it. Let me ask again: are you sure all required repositories are enabled?

dd@walrus704:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install dosemu
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
  xfonts-dosemu
Recommended packages:
  dosemu-freedos
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dosemu
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 970kB of archives.
After unpacking 2257kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse dosemu 1.2.2-8 [970kB]
Fetched 970kB in 16s (58.0kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package dosemu.
(Reading database ... 127427 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dosemu (from .../dosemu_1.2.2-8_i386.deb) ...
Setting up dosemu (1.2.2-8) ...

dd@walrus704:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install dosemu-freedos
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dosemu-freedos
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1148kB of archives.
After unpacking 3445kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse dosemu-freedos 1:0.0.b9r5a-3 [1148kB]
Fetched 1148kB in 18s (60.4kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package dosemu-freedos.
(Reading database ... 127559 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dosemu-freedos (from .../dosemu-freedos_1%3a0.0.b9r5a-3_i386.deb) ...
Setting up dosemu-freedos (0.0.b9r5a-3) ...
dd@walrus704:/etc/apt$

Thanks Dmitry Mityugov, that solved my question.