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doscmd status?

Does anybody know about the status of doscmd, which is included in pkgsrc but 
is only for i386?

I tried to build doscmd from pkgsrc, thinking doscmd was generally for i386, 
and running NetBSD 5.1 got:

ERROR: This package is only available for these platforms: NetBSD-1.[345]*-i386.
ERROR: This package has set PKG_FAIL_REASON:
ERROR: doscmd-19960502.2 is not available for NetBSD-5.1-i386
*** Error code 1

make: stopped in /usr/pkgsrc/emulators/doscmd
(end of log file)

So doscmd is only for some outdated releases of NetBSD?  I would not have 
expected doscmd to be rendered incompatible with NetBSD > 1.5.x.

I had wondered if doscmd might be usable for Linux and for NetBSD on amd64, but 
I guess that question is answered in the negative.

I assume there is no NetBSD <= 1.5.x for amd64 because amd64 is a newer chip 

Best DOS emulator I ever had, where DOS programs could be run without an 
installed copy of DOS, was the DOS session in OS/2 Warp 3 and 4, and I can only 
guess that this is continued in eComStation (  My 
time with OS/2 ended abruptly in the single-digit days of April 2001 when OS/2 
chkdsk, running automatically when I rebooted following a crash, ran amok and 
trashed the hard-disk data.  I was never able to boot OS/2 after that, even 
from the installation floppy disks, though I could boot DR-DOS 7.03 and Linux.


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