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  • *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors

    From Psi-Jack@VERT/DECKHVN2/DECKHVNT to Matt Bedynek on Wed Jul 1 00:11:15 2015
    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Matt Bedynek to All on Tue Jun 30 2015 10:54 pm

    What platform works better for Fossil based DOS doors? FreeBSD or Linux? For some reason I seem to remember FreeBSD?

    Definitely Linux. DOSEMU supports FOSSIL drivers, while FreeBSD does not, so much.

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  • From Psi-Jack@VERT/DECKHVN2/DECKHVNT to Nightfox on Wed Jul 1 00:12:51 2015
    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Nightfox to mark lewis on Tue Jun 30 2015 04:10 pm

    30 Jun 15 22:54, you wrote to All:

    What platform works better for Fossil based DOS doors? FreeBSD or
    Linux? For some reason I seem to remember FreeBSD?

    as long as you can get dosemu running, it shouldn't matter... we're
    using dosemu on a couple of linux systems for running DOS doors from
    native
    linux
    bbs packages...

    I wouldn't think it would matter either - But I remember a thread on Dove-Net about this question not too long ago where Psi-Jack was asking about it, and I seem to remember reading someone's reply saying Linux would be the better choice, because there was something not working or missing for FreeBSD that would make DOS doors very difficult to get running.

    Heh, the main aspect was: There is no DOSEMU for FreeBSD. :)

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  • From Psi-Jack@VERT/DECKHVN2/DECKHVNT to Deuce on Sat Jul 4 20:33:22 2015
    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Deuce to Matt Bedynek on Sat Jul 04 2015 01:59 pm

    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Matt Bedynek to All on Tue Jun 30 2015 10:54 pm

    What platform works better for Fossil based DOS doors? FreeBSD or
    Linux? For some reason I seem to remember FreeBSD?

    I may have been in the past, but isn't now. The doscmd support required running an i386 build of FreeBSD, and it's highly reccomended to use amd64 now.

    Oh yeah, that's right, it was that you had to run 32-bit instead of 64-bit versions of FreeBSD to utilize it.

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  • From Deuce@VERT/SYNCNIX to Psi-Jack on Wed Jul 22 14:11:43 2015
    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Psi-Jack to Matt Bedynek on Wed Jul 01 2015 12:11 am

    What platform works better for Fossil based DOS doors? FreeBSD or Linux? For some reason I seem to remember FreeBSD?

    Definitely Linux. DOSEMU supports FOSSIL drivers, while FreeBSD does not, so much.

    FreeBSD doscmd supports FOSSIL. But it only runs on i386.

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  • From Psi-Jack@VERT/DECKHEVN to Deuce on Sat Jul 25 01:33:01 2015
    Deuce wrote on Wed Jul 22 2015 @ 17:11
    Re: *NIX and Fossil based DOS doors
    By: Psi-Jack to Matt Bedynek on Wed Jul 01 2015 12:11 am

    > MB> What platform works better for Fossil based DOS doors? FreeBSD or
    > MB> Linux? For some reason I seem to remember FreeBSD?
    >
    > Definitely Linux. DOSEMU supports FOSSIL drivers, while FreeBSD does not, so
    > much.

    FreeBSD doscmd supports FOSSIL. But it only runs on i386.

    That's what it was, that limitation. Heh.

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