Missing or broken libpng library


The libpng library is needed to extract the desktop menu icons. It is also needed by some applications that use PNG images in their user interface in which case its absence typically results in black toolbar icons.


On CrossOver 17 and greater, the simplest solution to fix this issue is to run:
/path/to/cxoffice/bin/cxfix missinglibpng missinglibpng.amd64
Or add --show-all to see how CrossOver would fix it on your platform and others.

Alternatively you may try one of the commands below.

  • For 32-bit Windows applications
32-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu libpng
64-bit Arch Linux : pacman -Syu lib32-libpng
Debian >= 7 : apt-get install libpng12-0:i386
Debian >= 9 : apt-get install libpng16-16:i386
32-bit Fedora : yum install libpng
64-bit Fedora : yum install libpng.i686 libpng.x86_64
32-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libpng12-0
64-bit openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libpng12-0-32bit
32-bit openSUSE >= 13.1 : zypper install libpng16-16
64-bit openSUSE >= 13.1 : zypper install libpng16-16-32bit
  • For 64-bit Windows applications
Arch Linux : pacman -Syu libpng
Debian >= 7 : apt-get install libpng12-0:amd64
Debian >= 9 : apt-get install libpng16-16:amd64
Fedora : yum install libpng.x86_64
openSUSE >= 11.2 : zypper install libpng12-0
openSUSE >= 13.1 : zypper install libpng16-16
  • cxfix --show-all may have more up-to-date fixes.
  • The commands usually also apply to newer versions of the distributions above as well as derived distributions. So for instance a fix for Debian 7 may still be valid for the latest Debian Testing and is typically also applicable to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Deepin and Pop! OS. Similarly a fix for Fedora likely also works on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, etc.
Last modified on 2020-10-13 20:57:51 by François Gouget
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