PrntScrn doesn't work and trying to open spectacle window with the command line gives me the following error:

$ spectacle
spectacle: error while loading shared libraries: libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am using KDE Neon btw. It comes with spectacle preinstalled but there is also a snap package available so i tried installing that and it opens fine but this one doesn't. Any way to fix this?


Try this:

$ sudo apt install libkcolorpicker0=0.1.4-1+20.04+focal+build1
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    as soon as i do this, I get an update on Discover telling me that I need to update the same package. When I do update, spectacle stops working again. – Sbeve Sbren Feb 1 at 18:09
ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkColorPicker.so.0.1.5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4

as a temporary solution

  • can you explain what this code does – Sbeve Sbren Feb 2 at 11:32
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    spectacle is trying to find libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4, but it is not exists, so application failed to start. ln -s creates symbolic link from version 0.1.5, which exists, to libkColorPicker.so.0.1.4 as alias. With such subsctitution spectacle works well – wingear Feb 2 at 14:04
  • Thank you. Spectacle just got an update and now it works perfectly. – Sbeve Sbren Feb 2 at 20:03

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