Package Details: dosbox-debug 0.74-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/dosbox-debug.git (read-only)
Package Base: dosbox-debug
Description: Emulator with builtin DOS for running DOS games (includes debugger for DOS apps)
Upstream URL: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: dosbox
Provides: dosbox
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Malvineous
Last Packager: Malvineous
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2009-02-06 14:38
Last Updated: 2017-01-26 01:37

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Malvineous commented on 2018-07-29 03:28

It was named "dosbox-debug" because that's the name of the command you run. I figured it would be more confusing if the package name was different to what gets installed.

The reason for compiling both was because I was hoping at one point that it could be incorporated into the official Arch repos to make it easier to install the debug version, but that plan didn't eventuate. I think it is also better to keep the versions consistent to ensure the debug version is always the same as the normal version, otherwise you risk inconsistencies when switching between the two (e.g. since they can read different config files based on their version numbers.)

eschwartz commented on 2018-07-05 23:26

Wouldn't it make more sense to only package the debugger build, since the rest is identical to the dosbox package from the official repos?

You could either depend on the official package or provide additional copies of the pixmap and manpage forked to refer to the debug build...

I'd also suggest renaming the package to "dosbox-debugger" since it is more accurate.