[pkg-wine-party] Bug#712761: wine-unstable: Gecko not found.

Daniel Andersson sskraep at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 09:32:44 UTC 2013

Package: wine-unstable
Version: 1.5.29-1
Severity: normal

When `wine` is run in a new prefix, or its configuration is updated due to a
new Wine version, it prompts:

> Wine could not find the Gecko package which is needed for applications
embedding HTML to work correctly.

and gives the choice to download it via Wine, but recommends using the
distribution's package instead. Pressing "Cancel" to find a version via the
package manager gives `libwine-gecko-1.4` as most reasonable hit, but that
doesn't help. I guess `wine-unstable` wants a different Gecko version that is
not available in Debian yet.

The next time `wine` is run in that prefix, it no longer prompts, but Gecko is
not implemented. This also concerns the default prefix. The message seems to
return on package upgrades, when the Wine configuration is automatically
updated during the first run.

`libwine-gecko-1.4` puts its relevant files in:


`strace -f -e trace=file` shows that Wine (unstable) looks for, in order:


Installing via the prompt puts the file in the `.cache` directory, and then it
works automatically for new prefixes. I write this bug report since I guess it
is meant to be included as a Debian package, and it started appearing when the
new packages started rolling in after the un-freeze.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.8-2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages wine-unstable depends on:
ii  wine-bin-unstable  1.5.29-1

wine-unstable recommends no packages.

Versions of packages wine-unstable suggests:
pn  avscan | klamav | clamav   <none>
ii  binfmt-support             2.0.15
ii  ttf-mscorefonts-installer  3.5
ii  winbind                    2:3.6.15-1
pn  wine-doc                   <none>

-- no debconf information

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