[Wine] Re: [Bug 5409] ie6setup fails with "The download location information is damaged"

Peter Åstrand astrand at cendio.se
Mon Jun 12 15:30:19 CDT 2006

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, James Hawkins wrote:

>> But earlier, it wasn't necessary to manually copy a file from a Windows
>> installation, right? The instructions on
>> http://appdb.winehq.com/appview.php?versionId=469 doesn't say anything
>> about this.
> You don't have to manually copy a file from a Windows installation now
> either.  You can find this file on the internet, but to legally use it

Earlier, you didn't have to "find the file on the internet" either.

Anyway, I've "reverse-engineered" ies4linux and came up with this short 
and simple instruction for installing IE:

$ wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/ie6sp1/finrel/6_sp1/W98NT42KMeXP/EN-US/IE_S5.CAB
$ cabextract -L IE_S5.CAB
$ cabextract -L -F inseng.dll ie_5.cab
$ rm -rf ~/.wine ie_5.cab IE_S5.CAB
$ wineprefixcreate
$ cp inseng.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
$ wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/ie6sp1/finrel/6_sp1/W98NT42KMeXP/EN-US/ie6setup.exe
$ wine ie6setup.exe

But one problem remains: When running:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Internet\ Explorer/IEXPLORE.EXE

Wines built-in Internet explorer starts. How can it be disabled? I've 


and even renaming /usr/lib/wine/iexplore.exe.so, without luck.

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