When using Wine in Fedora 16 you get an error message that “Wine could not find the Gecko package which is needed for applications embedding HTML to work correctly”. It offers you to automatically download and install the package but nothing seems to actually happen since the message does not go away.

To fix this issue you can use the the script at http://winezeug.googlecode.com which will conveniently install the necessary packages to /usr/share/wine/gecko/.

  1. First install cabextract.

sudo yum install cabextract

  1. Then download the script, make it executable and start it.

curl http://winezeug.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/install-addons.sh -o install-gecko.sh chmod +x install-gecko.sh sudo ./install-gecko.sh