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 I downloaded the git code, and mid-build it errored about having an out of date ffmpeg version.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.

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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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