Please package an svn snapshot of dosbox

Bug #1569448 reported by shankao on 2016-04-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
dosbox (Debian)
dosbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It's been 6 years since the latest stable release of dosbox v0.74 and there's no clue on when they'll be releasing the next one. A lot of bug fixes have been done against svn and people is usually encouraged to install and run a nightly svn snapshot instead.

To avoid using a not supported upstream version of dosbox, I propose to package a given snapshot of their svn, the same way that this is done with other packages already in Ubuntu/Debian.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: dosbox 0.74-4.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-18.34-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Apr 13 00:16:13 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-25 (1234 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120627)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: dosbox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-03-14 (394 days ago)

CVE References

shankao (shankao) wrote :
Changed in dosbox (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
shankao (shankao) wrote :

I have packaged a svn snapshot in this ppa:
Any help/hints on how to get it included in ubuntu/debian?

Changed in dosbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in dosbox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Graham Inggs (ginggs) wrote :

The Debian maintainer is looking for someone to adopt this package:

Changed in dosbox (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Sven (5-launmhpad-t) wrote :

DosBox useless for me on Xubuntu 18.10:

shankao (shankao) wrote :

Sven: if you use ubuntu 18.10 I've packaged a svn snapshot that includes the fix on this PPA:

dreamer_ (dreamer-tan) wrote :

New release of DOSBox happened today (0.74-3).

It contains some security fixes CVE-2019-7165 CVE-2019-12594 and some important OpenGL-related fixes.

Official note about release is on

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