Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 573530
Package Gecko support
Last modified: 2012-04-11 22:18:33 EDT
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):
The one time I tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Delete ~/.wine .
2. Start a program with Wine.
A message about Gecko appears.
It just works, provided that the appropriate packages are installed.
On F13 with wine-1.1.44-4.fc13.i686 the window is tiny - about 10x10 or something and non-resizeable.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
I have this issue with only 32-bit wine installed (on a 64-bit os, though)
This bug is still present in 1.3.18 (64-bit) under fedora 14.
the same for me, F15
I can confirm this bug for Fedora 16 as well.
mingw-wine-gecko-1.5-2.fc17,wine-1.5.0-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
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.
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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.