Internet Explorer 5.5 (Released: July 2000)
Unpackers Installation completes, if IE version is set in the registry to a lower version.
What does not
Files are not added to the correct locations, and so IE 5.5 does not install
What was not tested
Using the browser.
The installer bug appears to be the same as that for IE6, which is fixed by Winetricks. Tried all of the downloads listed on this page.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 21 2010||1.3.6||Yes||Yes||Bronze||A Wine user|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2010||1.2-rc7||Yes||No||Garbage||Michael Lancaster|
|Show||sidux||Sep 26 2009||1.1.29||No||Not installable||Garbage||phobie|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 13 2009||1.1.25||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 29 2008||1.1.7||Yes||Yes||Gold||Justin Soulia|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1136||No dialogArguments in modelessDialog in Internet Explorer||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|3753||IE 5.5 and IE 6 crash when trying Yahoo! music||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|5223||Internet Explorer doesnt work (shlwapi and shdocvw error)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5644||Internet Explorer 5.5 and other wrong activex or js rendering problem||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|6404||Tooltips shown as windows "blocking" cursor in IE||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10198||IE’s writing-mode:tb-rl (CJK-style vertical text layout) renders fullwidth characters rotated when it should not||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15666||IE5.5 crash in TOOLBAR_AddStringW (browselc.dll is missing)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|25400||Internet Explorer 4 and 5.x installers complain "cannot find WINDOWS.HLP"||NEW||View|
|25432||Internet Explorer 6, 5.5, and 5.0 fail to install without native inseng||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.
Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over e.g. to an ext2 partition.