I was trying to find a suitable dos-emulator that had straightforward parallel port access. dosbox's configuration in that regard has eluded me thus far...
So I got the source for dosemu and tried building and installing it, no dice. I search LQ for dosemu and found an unresolved thread
in my beloved slacker forum, then found a solution and thought I'd share.
(a bit of a pissing contest brewing in the previous thread so I decided not to continue it)
Summary of problem: during install dosemu make doesnt find a font installing file:
dosemu uses the file to install fonts (I think). Anyway the fix was easy enough, just run make install thus:
PATH=/usr/X11R6/bin/:$PATH make DESTDIR=/tmp/dosemu install
voila.. no more errors.
<clearly the DESTDIR is a matter of preference>
now if I can just get me damn parport working..