Wine implements its own version of Internet Explorer. The implementation is based on a custom version of Mozilla's Gecko Layout Engine.
When your application tries to display a site, current Wine loads its custom implementation of Gecko from .msi files. Wine will try to install Gecko when a wineprefix is created. If the file can't be found on your computer, Wine will download it for you. If the download fails, you can download the appropriate version (see table below) yourself from http://dl.winehq.org/wine/wine-gecko/.
- For 64 bit (WoW64) Wine, both the x86 and x86_64 .msi files are required.
- In most cases, the file(s) should be placed in /usr/share/wine/gecko.
- If you installed Wine in some $prefix rather than /usr, place the .msi files in $prefix/share/wine/gecko/ instead of /usr/share/wine/gecko. (e.g. if you installed it from source, then place the files in /usr/local/share/wine/gecko).
|Wine||Gecko (32 bit)||Gecko (64 bit)|
|wine-0.9.47 - wine-1.1.11||wine_gecko-0.1.0.cab|
|wine-1.1.12 - wine-1.1.14||wine_gecko-0.9.0.cab|
|wine-1.1.15 - wine-1.1.26||wine_gecko-0.9.1.cab|
|wine-1.1.27 - wine-1.3.1||wine_gecko-1.0.0-x86.cab|
|wine-1.3.2 - wine-1.3.15||wine_gecko-1.1.0-x86.cab||wine_gecko-1.1.0-x86_64.cab|
|wine-1.3.16 - wine-1.3.26||wine_gecko-1.2.0-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.2.0-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.3.27 - wine-1.3.32||wine_gecko-1.3-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.3-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.3.33 - wine-1.4||wine_gecko-1.4-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.4-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.0 - wine-1.5.6||wine_gecko-1.5-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.5-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.7 - wine-1.5.9||wine_gecko-1.6-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.6-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.10 - wine-1.5.14||wine_gecko-1.7-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.7-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.15 - wine-1.5.21||wine_gecko-1.8-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.8-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.22 - wine-1.5.30||wine_gecko-1.9-x86.msi||wine_gecko-1.9-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.5.31 - wine-1.7.2||wine_gecko-2.21-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.21-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.7.3 - wine-1.7.30||wine_gecko-2.24-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.24-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.7.31 - wine-1.7.37||wine_gecko-2.34-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.34-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.7.38 - wine-1.7.49||wine_gecko-2.36-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.36-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.7.50 - wine-1.9.2||wine_gecko-2.40-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.40-x86_64.msi|
|wine-1.9.3 - current||wine_gecko-2.44-x86.msi||wine_gecko-2.44-x86_64.msi|
Running Wine from source tree
If you are using Git or running Wine from source code, then Wine will try to find the .msi file by looking in ../gecko/ (relative to the build tree).
If Gecko is crashing on you, you can download a debug build to get more verbose logs. Here's how:
$ wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/wine-gecko/2.44/wine_gecko-2.44-x86-unstripped.tar.bz2 $ cd .wine/drive_c/windows/system32/gecko/2.44 $ mv wine_gecko wine_gecko.old $ tar -jxf ~/wine_gecko-2.44-x86-unstripped.tar.bz2
winetricks can install gecko-dbg, use 'winetricks gecko-dbg' to automate the above steps.
- Gecko version needed by current Wine git