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Problem installing Gecko

Post by Digdis » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:24 am

Hello,
I have just installed wine. In addition, I would like to install Gecko. So, following your instructions, I run the wine iexplore... command. Problem is that the Gecko installer keeps getting stuck at some point (My internet connection works fine at this time). Is there another way to install Gecko (maybe download it from somewhere)?
My box runs RHEL5 Linux BTW.
Cheers,
D.

Dan Kegel

Problem installing Gecko

Post by Dan Kegel » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:32 am

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Digdis <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
I have just installed wine. In addition, I would like to install Gecko.
So, following your instructions, I run the wine iexplore... command.
Problem is that the Gecko installer keeps getting stuck at some point
(My internet connection works fine at this time).
Is there another way to install Gecko (maybe download it from somewhere)?
Try
wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
sh winetricks gecko

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Post by Digdis » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:30 am

Thanks for the quick reply and help. This solved the problem (after getting cabextract).
Cheers!
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Post by billstei » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:59 am

This might also be worth noting if you have more than one wine bottle to manage:

http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko

Bill

David Gerard

Problem installing Gecko

Post by David Gerard » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:45 pm

On 26/02/2008, billstei <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
This might also be worth noting if you have more than one wine bottle to manage:
http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko
Is there any reason Gecko isn't just included as part of Wine?


- d.

Dan Kegel

Problem installing Gecko

Post by Dan Kegel » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:16 pm

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 9:45 AM, David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote:
Is there any reason Gecko isn't just included as part of Wine?
IMHO it ought to be. I think it's at packagers' discretion now,
but I don't know if any include it yet.

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Post by WiseAllec » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:05 pm

Actually this has happened to me before as well, sometimes it downloads, other times it doesn't... Where is gecko downloaded from when wine iexplore is executed in a terminal anyway? If it is being downloaded from sourceforge then the problem might be the server that is being used to download the file from. Some sourceforge servers just won't respond for me when I try to download files from them, I usually always have to switch the download server to Dublin, Ireland to get the file that I am trying to download...

David Gerard

Problem installing Gecko

Post by David Gerard » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:30 pm

On 26/02/2008, Dan Kegel <dank@kegel.com> wrote:
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 9:45 AM, David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com> wrote:
Is there any reason Gecko isn't just included as part of Wine?
IMHO it ought to be. I think it's at packagers' discretion now,
but I don't know if any include it yet.
I actually use the debs from winehq.org (Ubuntu 7.10) - and it's not
included in these. Presumably that would be a start. I'll also be
seeing how to request it be included in the Ubuntu distro version by
default.

(cc: to Scott Ritchie, who packages the debs - is there a licensing
reason or something for not including Gecko in the deb? Surely
aggregating an MPL package and an LGPL package isn't problematic?)


- d.

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Post by billstei » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:03 pm

Scott Ritchie already has this on his (potential) TODO list (about 3/4 down under "Other"): https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScottRitchie

Bill

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