dosbox - x86 emulator with Tandy/Herc/CGA/EGA/VGA/SVGA graphics, sound and DOS

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Universe i386
Package filename dosbox_0.74-4.2+deb9u2build0.16.04.1_i386.deb
Package name dosbox
Package version 0.74
Package release 4.2+deb9u2build0.16.04.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/otherosfs
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 783.24 KB
Installed size 2.65 MB
DOSBox is a x86 emulator with Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/SVGA graphics,
sound and DOS. It's been designed to run old DOS games under platforms that
don't support it. (Win2k/XP/FreeBSD/Linux/MAC OS X)
The following legacy sound devices are emulated: PC Speaker, Creative
CMS/Gameblaster, Tandy 3 voice, Adlib, Sound Blaster Pro/16,
Disney Soundsource and a Gravis Ultrasound. MPU-401 is forwarded to the host.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dosbox_0.74-4.2+deb9u2build0.16.04.1_amd64.deb 0.74 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Universe
dosbox_0.74-4.2_i386.deb 0.74 i386 Ubuntu Universe
dosbox_0.74-4.2_amd64.deb 0.74 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
dosbox - - -


Name Value
libasound2 >= 1.0.16
libc6 >= 2.7
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libgl1 -
libgl1-mesa-glx -
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libsdl-net1.2 -
libsdl-sound1.2 >= 1.0.1
libsdl1.2debian >= 1.2.11
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libx11-6 -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package dosbox_0.74-4.2+deb9u2build0.16.04.1_i386.deb
Source Package dosbox

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dosbox deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dosbox


2019-07-15 - Steve Beattie <>
dosbox (0.74-4.2+deb9u2build0.16.04.1) xenial-security; urgency=medium
* fake sync from Debian
2019-07-08 - Stephen Kitt <>
dosbox (0.74-4.2+deb9u2) stretch-security; urgency=medium
* Apply upstream fixes for two security issues:
- CVE-2019-7165: long lines in batch files would overflow the parsing
- CVE-2019-12594: programs running inside DOSBox could access /proc.
Closes: #931222.
2018-05-21 - Moritz Mühlenhoff <>
dosbox (0.74-4.2+deb9u1) stretch; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload:
* Fix crashes with core=dynamic (Closes: #857341)
2015-10-13 - Graham Inggs <>
dosbox (0.74-4.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* non-maintainer upload
* allow dosbox to satisfy dependencies from other architectures
(Multi-Arch: foreign) - thanks Jens Reyer (Closes: #801615)
2015-10-07 - Graham Inggs <>
dosbox (0.74-4.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* non-maintainer upload
* improve interoperability with Wine (Closes: #789092)
- allow Wine to move Z: mount (SVN r3736)
- work with Wine-style name mangling (SVN r3742)
* compile with -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 to fix mount failure
with inodes > 2^32 - thanks Vladislav Naumov (Closes: #792886)
2014-10-09 - Jan Dittberner <>
dosbox (0.74-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* bump debhelper dependency and compat level to 9 to automatically enable
hardening flags
* restrict watch file to source tarballs
* add debian/patches/fix-ftbfs-format-security.patch to fix build
failure with -Werror=format-security
* use autotools-dev
- debian/control: add autotools-dev to Build-Depends
- debian/rules: add --with autotools_dev to dh invocation
* use canonical Vcs-* URLs
* add Keywords to debian/dosbox.desktop, fix German comment spelling
* apply patches by Rodrigo Silva to add larger multiple size icons and
remove old pixmap icon (Closes: #756739) and remove old pre-XDG menu file
(Closes: #619013)
* switch debian/copyright to machine readable format
* bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes)
2012-03-05 - Jan Dittberner <>
dosbox (0.74-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage bugs by updating debian/patches/fix_manpage_errors.patch
(Closes: #644936)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes)
* change Build-Depends, change from libpng12-dev to libpng-dev (Closes:
2011-05-02 - Jan Dittberner <>
dosbox (0.74-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix "FTBFS: ../../include/dos_inc.h:543:78: error: expected primary-
expression before ',' token" add patch from upstream SVN as
debian/patches/ftbfs624976_upstream_svn3691.patch (Closes: #624976)
* fix another spelling error in man page in
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (No changes needed) in
* fix description synopsis to not start with an article
2010-05-14 - Jan Dittberner <>
dosbox (0.74-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* remove debian/README.source because repacking is not required
* remove version mangling from debian/watch
* update debian/README.Debian, remove outdated note regarding removed
* remove Debian patches that have been applied upstream
- debian/patches/fix_spelling_errors.patch
- debian/patches/remove_fmopl_code.patch
- debian/patches/remove_ymf262_code.patch
* refresh debian/patches/fix_manpage_errors.patch
* debian/control: update Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed

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