Bug 573530

Summary: Package Gecko support
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matt McCutchen <matt>
Component: wineAssignee: Andreas Bierfert <andreas.bierfert>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 17CC: andreas.bierfert, andriy.tsykholyas, bbaetz, bugzilla.redhat, dmalcolm, kvolny, orion, qhong, Speeddymon, tvujec, urilabob
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko
Fixed In Version: mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Matt McCutchen 2010-03-15 04:17:05 UTC
Description of problem:
When I start a program with Wine, a dialog box titled "Wine Gecko Installer" appears and asks whether I want it to install Gecko support for Wine.  It advises that having the distribution take care of this is preferable.  See http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko .

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
The one time I tried.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Delete ~/.wine .
2. Start a program with Wine.

Actual results:
A message about Gecko appears.

Expected results:
It just works, provided that the appropriate packages are installed.

Comment 1 Orion Poplawski 2010-05-21 21:07:45 UTC
On F13 with wine-1.1.44-4.fc13.i686 the window is tiny - about 10x10 or something and non-resizeable.

Comment 2 Thomas Spear 2010-07-26 18:17:19 UTC
This happens with wine-1.2 as well, though the box appears normal size.

If I click install, the install dialog appears, but never downloads anything. If I click cancel, then it skips the installation permanently.

There is no package in the repositories named wine-gecko, but the following appears when starting winecfg for the first time after install:

[tom@tom ~]$ winecfg
wine: created the configuration directory '/home/tom/.wine'
Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.
wine: configuration in '/home/tom/.wine' has been updated.
[tom@tom ~]$ 

One example of where this works on other distros but not on F13 is the World of Warcraft Launcher. On SLED 11, the Launcher window downloads information from the Blizzard servers to display inside an html control. On F13, the Launcher window appears and in the center displays "Contacting News Server." but the things that should appear there never come up.

I can provide a screenshot of working Launcher from SLED11 tomorrow, or from Windows today, and I can provide a screenshot of a non-working Launcher from F13 momentarily, if needed.

Comment 3 Thomas Spear 2010-07-26 18:25:54 UTC
If you download the wine-gecko package from sourceforge and install it properly, it appears to satisfy the initial configuration's request to install it, and therefore you do not get prompted. I will attempt to check that it actually functions properly and report back this evening.

Comment 4 Thomas Spear 2010-07-27 05:48:29 UTC
After testing, the binary package wine-gecko from sourceforge does appear to satisfy the dependency and allow html controls to work properly.

It would be nice to either

a) have the installer fixed or
b) have the wine-gecko binary included in future packages

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Comment 6 Tomislav Vujec 2010-11-10 19:30:23 UTC
I've noticed the problem if I have a mixed 32/64 bit install of wine. If I only install i686 packages the problem disappears.

Comment 7 Bradley 2010-11-11 09:49:51 UTC
I have this issue with only 32-bit wine installed (on a 64-bit os, though)

Comment 8 bob mckay 2011-05-08 08:24:49 UTC
This bug is still present in 1.3.18 (64-bit) under fedora 14.

Comment 9 Karel Volný 2011-08-29 14:24:40 UTC
the same for me, F15

Comment 10 Kaare Fiedler Christiansen 2011-11-12 19:33:25 UTC
I can confirm this bug for Fedora 16 as well.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-03-21 18:19:45 UTC
mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17,wine-1.5.0-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-03-23 00:39:01 UTC
Package mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17, wine-1.5.0-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17 wine-1.5.0-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2012-04-12 02:18:33 UTC
mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17, wine-1.5.0-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.