ie6 and ie7 on linux

If anybody is interested, there is a direct way of having both IE6 and IE7 on the same machine.

  1. Download and expand ies4linux-2.99.0.tar.gz from
  2. cd ~/ies4linux-2.99.0
  3. In the (command) file “ies4linux” , make the following changes.
    i) Change line 39 to
    “export INSTALLIE7=1”
    ii) Add a new line
    " --install-ie7 | --install-flash) shift;;"
  4. run “./ies4linux”

This will install both ie6 and ie7.

Good tip for installing both versions prudra. Thanks!

For those just looking for ie there is also an easy to use install interface called wine-doors (info here : Wine-doors » About) that can be installed using YaST > Software Management
But this does not give both IE versions (yet).


An addenda.
The line to be added in step 3ii is after
line 126.