Novell iprint client on openSUSE fails

I’m quite new to openSUSE. Trying to install the Novell iprint client but got the following error message:

rpm -Uvh novell-iprint-xclient-sh-6.500.20081007-1.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by novell-iprint-xclient-sh-6.500.20081007-1.i586 is needed by novell-iprint-xclient-sh-6.500.20081007-1.i586

My system specifications are as follows:

lsb_release -a
LSB Version: n/a
Distributor ID: SUSE LINUX
Description: openSUSE 11.4 (i586)
Release: 11.4
Codename: Celadon

Thanks in advance

libpng12 can be found in package libpng12-0. Try a search in Yast or as root do

# zypper in libpng12-0

libglitz seems to be part of package ruby-rcairo, which is not in the main repos. It can be found in the KDE:Extra repo. You can easily add it with the repository management in Yast (it is one of the community repos).

It seems that libpng12-0 is already installed:

sudo zypper in libpng12-0
Retrieving repository ‘PK_TMP_DIR’ metadata [done]
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
‘libpng12-0’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘libpng12-0-1.2.44-7.1.i586’. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies…

Nothing to do.

As I said I’m quite new to openSUSE. How can I add “ruby-rcairo” to the main repos. and so on?

Thanks in advance

it does not work to add the KDE:Extra repo on my system. Maybe it is because I have the GNOME environment.


Have you tried to add it with Yast ? You should be able to add any repo, regardless of which software you have installed.

To me, it seems that iprint depends on a different package name for libpng12. Because it’s already installed but iprint still complains about it.
I have installed the libpng12-0 package and found in /usr/lib64.

Regarding the KDE:Extra repo.

In a terminal window as root try

# zypper ar -f KDE_Extra
# zypper in ruby-rcairo

Anyway, if all of the above fails, you should probably ask an iprint expert on how to install it on openSUSE.

after doing what you said and checking that the repos. is really installed the system complains

rpm -Uhv novell-iprint-xclient-sl-6.500.20081007-1.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by novell-iprint-xclient-sl-6.500.20081007-1.i586

has the glitz package ot a new name? (see below)

sudo zypper install glitz
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
‘glitz’ not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of ‘glitz’ found.
Resolving package dependencies…

Nothing to do.


As I said, libglitz is part of ruby-rcairo, it is not a standalone package.
If you have ruby-rcairo installed, have you searched for ?

Is the iprint rpm for openSUSE 11.4, a previous version or even for a different distro ?

Good news is that iprint does not complain about libpng anymore ;-).