It appears that when one requests to install “dosbox” (
sudo dnf install dosbox), it instead installs “dosbox-staging”, even though “dosbox.x86_64” is available in the repositories. It even replaces an explicit installation (
sudo dnf install dosbox.x86_64) when doing an upgrade (
sudo dnf upgrade) thereafter. I can, of course, define exclusion rules either on the command line or inside “/etc/dnf/dnf.conf”, but that is a workaround and not a solution.
Those applications are not even the same as described on the about page of DOSBox Staging, nor do they take over/import settings already done in DOSBox. This makes them entirely unique and different programs entirely independent from each other and should not be advocated as upgrade to the other.
I therefore wonder what the reasoning behind this is. To me, at least, it does not make sense as per the above. Is there a place where I can appeal package maintainers to stop marking “dosbox-staging” as an upgrade to “dosbox” for Fedora?