How can I install Gecko the Official WineHQ way? Back to FAQ

If the built in prompt and auto downloader doesn’t work... or you just don’t want to use it, you can install gecko in the wrapper the way WineHQ says is the correct way.


First take a look at the WineHQ directions -> http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko

(it might be different than when this FAQ was made)


This important info is Gecko Versions, and where to get and put the .cab/.msi files

(data as of Wine 1.3.16)

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-1.3.16 - wine-1.3.26            wine_gecko-1.2.0-x86.msi

wine-1.3.27 - wine-1.3.32            wine_gecko-1.3-x86.msi

wine-1.3.33 - wine-1.4.x              wine_gecko-1.4-x86.msi

wine-1.5.0 - current                     wine_gecko-1.5-x86.msi 


You can get the actual cab/msi files from... http://sourceforge.net/projects/wine/files/Wine Gecko/


Now the wiki page says it needs to be put in /usr/share/wine/gecko/ .... but this is slightly different for a Wineskin wrapper.

  1. go inside the wrapper to Contents/Frameworks

  2. right click on wswine.bundle and select Show Package Contents

  3. go to share/wine

  4. create a folder there called gecko (lower case)

  5. drop the correct gecko cab/msi file in this new folder

At that point you can use Wineskin.app Tools to Refresh or Rebuild the wrapper and Gecko should install itself automatically with no prompting. (gecko files can be found inside drive_c/windows/system32/gecko)