Installing IEs4Linux on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

23 / Apr / 2008 by Deepak 1 comments

There are certain sites and applications which work only with Internet Explorer. One such application that I am currently working on is EMC Documentum Webtop.

After getting fed-up of the warning message thrown by Webtop about unsupported browser and some weird behavior sometimes, I finally decided to install IE on my Ubuntu machine.

I followed the following steps to install IE on my Ubuntu machine

  • modified /etc/apt/sources file to add/un-comment the following 2 lines

deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy universe
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy universe
deb gutsy main
deb-src gutsy main

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wine cabextract
  • wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
  • tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.5.tar.gz
  • cd ies4linux-2.0.5
  • ./ies4linux (make sure you are not root here)

When running the installer (the last step), I got the following error

ui/pygtk/python-gtk.sh: line 6: 15717 Segmentation fault (core dumped) python "$IES4LINUX"/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py

After googling around to find a solution to the problem, I had a look at the ies4linux-gtk.py file mentioned in the error message. The line 6 looks like this

import gtk, gobject, pango, sys, os

Somehow, I suspected that there are some unmet dependencies, so looked for packages by the name gobject

apt-cache search gobject

and I found this:

gob2 – GTK+ Object Builder

I installed the gob2 package

sudo apt-get install gob2

and after that I ran the installer again and this time the installation succeeded without any problems.

Hope this helps somebody.

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