I'm trying to install libXScrnSaver on opensuse 42.3 tumbleweed.

I couldn't install successfully becuase of below error.

rajkumar@linux-7owj:~> sudo rpm -i Downloads/slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm 
[sudo] password for root: 
warning: Downloads/slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID bf6a7041: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
        libXScrnSaver is needed by slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64
        libappindicator is needed by slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64

Looks like some the libraries are missing.

I tried to install libXScrnSaver by the below command but that too failed.

rajkumar@linux-7owj:~> sudo zypper install libappindicator
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'libappindicator' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'libappindicator' found.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.

How can I successfully install the missing dependencies and the slack as well.

1 Answer 1


I have managed to install application by ignoring dependences and it works. But I had installed the libXScrnSaver-devel.

zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/oss//openSUSE:Leap:42.3:Update.repo

zypper ref
zypper in libXScrnSaver-devel
zypper in slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64.rpm*

Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

Problem: nothing provides libXScrnSaver needed by slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64
 Solution 1: do not install slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64
 Solution 2: break slack-3.0.5-0.1.fc21.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 2
  • Slack installation is successful even though I get error libXScrnSaver dependency is not found error even after I installed libXScrnSaver which is weird. Feb 18, 2018 at 5:19

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