[pkg-wine-party] Bug#884016: Again: Could not load wine-gecko. HTML rendering will be disabled.

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 15:50:17 UTC 2017

control: reassign -1 src:wine-gecko-2.24
control: affects -1 src:wine-development
Control: merge -1 824193

> On Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:11:46 +0100, "Joerg Schiermeier, Bielefeld/Germany"
> <debian-bug at Schiermeier-IT.de> wrote:
>> So: there is something wrong with wine-gecko I guess. This isn't new in
>> wine-development because this error appears some versions of
>> wine-development before. But I can't remember when it hits the ground
>> first. (Maybe a half year ago?) And it seems to be a Zombie: see issue
>> #783428.
> Yes, I need to get round to finishing the license review of the current
> upstream version of Gecko...

Besides this real and favorable solution, there's already the existing
workaround to manually download wine-gecko (and wine-mono) installers.
See /usr/share/doc/wine-development/README.Debian.gz or

When you reported #783428 this was broken first, but fixed then.  Since
you didn't have this issue for some time, but it started again, I assume
that you deleted your wineprefix and your manually downloaded and cached
wine-gecko installers.

So this should work (it does so here with 3.0~rc1-1):

$ mkdir -p ~/.cache/wine
$ cd ~/.cache/wine
$ wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/wine-gecko/2.47/wine_gecko-2.47-x86.msi
$ wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/wine-gecko/2.47/wine_gecko-2.47-x86_64.msi

If not, then there might be a new bug.


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