dosemu 64-bit compile?

Saurabh Bathe sbathe at
Tue Nov 13 19:12:37 UTC 2007

Frank Cox wrote:
> Having just set this computer up with Fedora 8 x86_64, I am trying to compile
> dosemu to run on it.  Note that this is (for now) a "pure" x86_64 system --
> there are no i386 libraries installed on it at all.
> When I download dosemu-1.4.0.tgz and do "./configure, make" it appears to
> complete ok.  It tells me:
> DONE compiling Now you must install DOSEMU. Make sure you are root and:
>  make install
> However, I want to make a rpm and install it from that if I possibly can.  So
> I try this:
>  rpmbuild --rebuild dosemu-1.4.0-1.src.rpm 
> After many screens of write-up, I get the following errors.  It appears to
> somehow create a directory called !/rpmbuild/BUILD/dosemu-root/usr/lib during
> the compile process (that exists after it exits with the error) but then goes
> looking for a directory called ~/rpmbuild/BUILD/dosemu-root/usr/lib64/ that
> it hasn't created and doesn't exist.
Looks like the make install step in dosemu does not take into account 
multilib but rpm macros do.

> I made a symbolic link in the /rpmbuild/BUILD/dosemu-root/usr directory from
> lib to lib64 but it was gone after I tried the compile again.  It appears that
> those directories are dynamically created during the compile.
Yes, they are removed and created everytime you run rpmbuild.

> Is there any way I can get around this? 
AFAIK, edit the makefile for  dosemu.
OR yum install dosbox.


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