Im using Ubuntu 16.04.1
When I try to install some programs Im getting this error

Wine could not find a Gecko Package which is needed for applications embedding HTML to work properly. Wine can automatically download and install it for now.

When I click Install... It is trying to Download it... But at some point it is sticking always.

I also tried to install it from here https://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko I downloaded the .msi file But Wine is unable to install that msi file...

I also tried with

wine msiexec /i wine_gecko-2.47-x86_64.msi 

But getting this error -

fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32" failed to start: 1053
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR100_CLR0400.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe" failed, status c0000135
err:service:service_send_command service protocol error - failed to write pipe!
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64" failed to start: 1053

I also Tried copying the file to /usr/share/wine/gecko But When I try to install the program It is again saying Wine could not find a Gecko Package...

What can I do?

  • Did you try running the msiexec command for both the x86_64 and x86 versions of the file. I understand that you do need both.
    – mchid
    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:14

1 Answer 1


Wine Gecko comes "bundled" as part of their IE packages. Installing some flavour of IE should bring Gecko with it.

One of the apps I run under WINE uses .chm files a lot, and they weren't rendering (just blank). When I ran the file with wine hh file.chm in the terminal, this was the error message I got:

Could not load wine-gecko. ...

I used winetricks to install IE8 into my Wine space, and then the .chm files loaded perfectly -- error gone.

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