affected up to trunk head r71829
even without installed Gecko package, QIP used to start up and show its splash screen until about 50% progress.
However on trunk head user won't see the message-box anymore due to drwtsn invocation. But the issue is still the same.
attached are logs from both surrounding revisions.
-install Wine Gecko 2.40 from rapps
-install Samba 1.3 from rapps