Unmet dependency with Mozilla ActiveX install
wino at jentronics.com
Mon Oct 31 16:51:51 CST 2005
I tried installing a free game at random  from a web site
I found . I downloaded it and tried installing it into a freshly
created with "wineprefixcreate" .wine folder.
The game installed without a problem. When I tried to run the game wine
presented a dialog that said I needed Mozilla ActiveX controls and
offered to download & install them. The download worked, however the
install _FAILED_ .
I found a web site  with troubleshooting tips. It suggested I was
missing two dlls, MSVCP60.DLL and MSVCRT.DLL. I downloaded the zip file
 and unzipped it into ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system .
Reran the game, wine presented the same dialog about ActiveX. This time
it downloaded & installed properly. The game started, ran and played.
Two issues come to mind for the ActiveX installer:
- it need to check for MSVCP60.DLL and MSVCRT.DLL before it bothers to
- it should cache the ActiveX download ( in /tmp maybe? ) with an option
to keep it on hand. Since wine is installed per user it is probable a
machine may need to install this more than once.
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