Problems installing/running menmosyne

I downloaded this application Welcome to the Mnemosyne Project | The Mnemosyne Project and I’m trying to get it to work.
According to the readme these are the dependencies. :

-Python 2.4 or later (
-PyQt 3.x (
-pygame and its dependencies (
-If you want to be able to enter formulas using latex syntax, make sure that
 latex is installed.
-EasyInstall from

I installed all except for Latex. and proceeded to run the python installer. everything went well, apparently, but when trying to run the app I get the following error.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/mnemosyne", line 5, in <module>
    pkg_resources.run_script('Mnemosyne==1.2.2', 'mnemosyne')
  File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/", line 489, in run_script
    yield ep
  File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/", line 1207, in run_script
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Mnemosyne-1.2.2-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/mnemosyne", line 11, in <module>
    from qt import *
ImportError: No module named qt

This is what I hate about linux. Installing applications that aren’t included in your distro’s repositories is a hell.
for now I just downloaded the windows version and ran it through wine. However it feels wrong having to do this when a native version is available.

I would appreciate any help in getting this to work.
Many thanks.

PS: I’m running openSuse 12.1 x86_64 and Kde 4.8.1. Kernel 3.1.9-1.4-desktop.

What about looking here and installing from there? Search Results

Thank you !

I wasn’t aware of that package search tool. In the future, I will make sure to use that service to find out if the application I want to install already exists in other repositories, before trying to install from source. Download openSUSE 12.1 :shame:

You are welcome.