gecko download not robust?

Austin English austinenglish at
Sat Feb 9 21:55:53 CST 2008

On Feb 9, 2008 5:17 PM, marco <marco at> wrote:
> >
> > Hmm.  gecko download hung for me once.  I saw
> > fixme:urlmon:ProtocolStream_Read Read failed: 800c0008
> > in the log, which makes me wonder if our download code
> > doesn't handle transient network errors well.
> >
> > Time to get rid of the download, and just bundle gecko outright, I say...
> I make the mandriva rpms for wine.
> This would make the rpms 30% bigger.
> And you would download the same gecko binary over and over again with
> every new version.
> But if that is not a problem than it can be easily done.

Why not have package maintainers package gecko like most do
development files. So you could have for example on ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install wine wine-dev wine-gecko

Where wine-gecko wouldn't have to be upgraded very often.


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