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
tar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.5.tar.gz
./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.