I decided I wanted to do some hacking on DOSBox-X to add support for networking without using pcap. I downloaded the git code, and mid-build it errored about having an out of date ffmpeg version. So I had to check out an older version because my distro didn't have that version. I then built the application, but I realized in order to add the user mode networking library (libslirp) to DOSBox I'd have to install it to my system globally which required meson then edit DOSBox's build scripts.


By the time I was looking at the nightmare that was autotools I just closed my laptop. What a failure of technology.

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